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Maya Deren's Sink
© Barbara Hammer
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Barbara Hammer

IMAGE

Erin Harper

SON

Stephanie Testa

MONTAGE

Barbara Hammer, Stephanie Testa

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Teiji Ito, Tavia Ito

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Barbara Hammer

PARTICIPATION

New York State Council on the Arts

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Barbara Hammer

ISAN : non renseigné - en savoir plus
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Un hommage à la "muse" du cinéma de Barbara Hammer. Un fantôme visite pour nous la maison de Maya Deren et suit ainsi, près de soixante-dix ans après, ses traces dans son film Meshes of the Afternoon. Barbara Hammer invoque Maya Deren en projetant des extraits de ses films là où elle les a tournés, dans une atmosphère poétique, incantatoire et onirique. Des témoins de la vie de Maya Deren la racontent, évoquent son personnage envoûtant ; parmi eux : Tavia Ito, fille de Teiji Ito, compositeur japonais à l’origine de la musique des films de Maya Deren, Judith Malina, fondatrice du Living Theater avec Julian Beck, Carolee Schneemann, artiste plasticienne.

Maya Deren’s Sink explores Deren’s concepts of space, time and form through visits and projections filmed in her LA and NY homes. Light projections in Deren’s intimate space evoke a former time and space providing entree into the homes of an influential filmmaker we will never know. The film reclaims the spaces that inspired her work in order to share it with audiences. Time and space are collapsed as film locations of the 40’s are re-imagined in the present. Performances by an actor based on Deren’s film and writing as well as overlooked biographical insights reveal a creative personality untouched by convention. Voices from the past speaking from doorways, windows and picture frames include the current L.A. and N.Y.C. home owners, Teiji Ito’s second wife, Judith Malvina, Carolee Schneemann, Ross Lipmann and others. Through collapsing time and extending space, a unique architectural portrait of the artist is created. The experimental soundtrack is compiled and augmented by the music of Teiji Ito (Maya’s third husband) and Tavia Ito, Teiji’s daughter.