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STAN BRAKHAGE :: CAT’S CRADLE, 1959, 6.5 min.

Stan Brakhage created Cat’s Cradle in 1959. The 19th film by Brakhage is a montage of two couples, a cat, and the inside of a house.  The four people that were documented in Cat’s Cradle are Brakhage’s friends James Tenney, Carolee Schneemann, his ex-wife Jane, and Brakhage himself.  Continue reading STAN BRAKHAGE :: CAT’S CRADLE, 1959, 6.5 min.

Carolee Schneemann :: Fuses (1967) film/video, 22 min.

goodeve-09-64_67-fuses010Artist Carolee Schneeman began work on her film Fuses in 1964, eventually finishing it 1967. Her performance piece, Meat Joy had been performed in Paris and NYC at the Judson Church the same year, along with her constructions Native Beauties (1962–64), Music Box Music (1964), Pharaoh’s Daughter (1966) and Her Letter to Lou Andreas Salome (1965). Continue reading Carolee Schneemann :: Fuses (1967) film/video, 22 min.