- Window Water Baby Moving
1959, 13 min
1965, 18 min
1967, 13 min
- The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes
1971, 32 min
Wednesday, February 3
Chase Auditorium, Haverford College
Four masterworks of the American Avant Garde tradition, shown in their original 16mm format, put the materiality of film on display through painting, scratching, looping, over- and underexposure, and rapid cutting. These films luxuriate in visual incident, hallucinatory adventure, sheer color and rhythm, straining and rewarding close attention.
"I wanted to put into that materiality of film the energies of the body, so that the film itself dissolves and recombines and is transparent and dense—as one feels during lovemaking."—Carolee Schneemann
Note: These films include imagery that some viewers may find disturbing.
Courtesy Kohn Gallery, Courtesy Conner Family Trust
© Conner Family Trust
Window Water Baby Moving, Fuses, The Act of Seeing With One’s Own Eyes
Courtesy Canyon Cinema Foundation
Image: Stills from Window Water Baby Moving, Stan Brakhage, 1959. Courtesy of the Estate of Stan Brakhage and Fred Camper.