Archive for 2006

Wolf Vostell

Sun In Your Head (1963)



Sun In Your Head was first screened on September 14, 1963 as part of a larger 'happening' by Wolf Vostell called "9 Decollagen," which took place in nine different locations in Wuppertal, Germany. The film is based on Vostell’s principle of ‘d├ęcollage,' but since no commercially available moving image technology provided the playback aspects of video at the time, Vostell had to film distorted images off a TV screen and later compose the temporal sequence.

Maya Deren

A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945)
(with Talley Beatty)



"The movement of the dancer creates a geography that never was. With the turn of the foot, he makes neighbors of distant places. Being a film ritual, it is achieved not in spatial terms alone, but in terms of a Time created by the camera."
--Maya Deren

Click here to read Erin Brannigan's essay on Maya Deren and the history of film utilising choreographic content and form.