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Mary Ellen Bute

Director

“I am often asked how I moved from abstract films to Finnegan’s Wake? It’s plausible …Joyce’s premise: ‘One great part of every human existence is passed in a state which cannot be rendered sensible by the use of wide-awake language, cut-and-dry grammar and go-ahead plot’ is, like abstract films, about our ‘inner’ landscape. Joyce, like Whitman, and much Art, is about the essence of our Being;… Read more
“I am often asked how I moved from abstract films to Finnegan’s Wake? It’s plausible …Joyce’s premise: ‘One great part of every human existence is passed in a state which cannot be rendered sensible by the use of wide-awake language, cut-and-dry grammar and go-ahead plot’ is, like abstract films, about our ‘inner’ landscape. Joyce, like Whitman, and much Art, is about the essence of our Being; so, we’re traveling on the same terrain.” Read less
Mary Ellen Bute