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MILLENNIUM FILM WORKSHOP
WISHES YOU ALL
with a special Isolated Experiments presentation of an experimental classic
"Lights" from Marie Menken on Youtube.
This week, we are featuring "Lights" a 6 minute film made in 1966 by artist Marie Menken.
"Does Menken transpose reality? Or condense it? Or does she, simply, go direct to the essence of it? Isn't poetry more realistic han realism? The realist only sees the front of a building, the outlines, a street, a tree.Menken sees in them the motion of time and eye. She sees the motions of a heart in a tree. She sees through them and beyond them. She retains a visual memory of all that she sees. She recreates moments of observation, of meditation, reflection, wonderment. A rain that she sees, a tender rain, becomes the memory of all rains she ever saw; a garden that she sees becomes a memory of all gardens, all color, all perfume, all mid-summer and sun."
-Jonas Mekas on Marie Menken
HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM ALL OF US TO ALL OF YOU---AND WE'LL SEE YOU in '22!