Sunday, October 8, 2006

Films of Marie Menken

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Capturing fragments of light, color and texture of the world while becoming one body with her camera, Marie Menken blazed a pioneering trail for filmmakers to follow. Her exquisitely seen and constructed films had no predecessor and have been declared “filmic haikus,” revealing the intimate observations of an artist fascinated with natural mysteries and camera-eye discoveries. Andy Warhol, Arabesque for Kenneth Anger, Visual Variations on Noguchi, Notebook, Eye Music in Red Major, and more will be shown, alongside Valentine for Marie by Willard Maas and John Hawkins.

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