Monday, December 26, 2011

Yvonne Rainer "Hand Movie"

"Rainer's first film, Hand Movie, was shot by fellow dancer William Davis when Rainer was confined to a hospital bed, recovering from major surgery and unable to dance. The resulting five minutes of footage is a sustained close-up shot of Rainer's hand against a grey background as it stretches and contracts, bends and points, performing the kinds of everyday, quotidian movements that characterize her pioneering minimalist choreography." from UBUWEB

 The fingers are like characters in an inscrutable, erotic drama.

 Happy Holidays... I'm in Oconomowoc with the family.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises

2010-08-04-EyeBody_011Aug1 If you live in Seattle, this is the last week to see the Carolee Schneemann photos at the Henry.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Stylish Soviet Short About Volleyball (1979)

Hey, when was the last time you just relaxed and watched a stylish Soviet documentary on volleyball? This short is a bonanza for great library music.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Sycamore Tree" Shoot


Last night we shot the puppet sequence for the "Sycamore Tree" music video. Sam Taylor did the puppet. Chy Chi was shooting, Angelique Rosario did additional hand performance. Photos by Lauren Imbrock.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Very Nice, Very Nice

From Wikipedia:
"Very Nice, Very Nice" is a 7 minute long avant-garde film made by Arthur Lipsett in 1961, and produced by the National Film Board of Canada. While working at the National Film Board, Lipsett collected pieces of audio from the waste bins and pieced them together as a hobby. When his friends head the product of this they suggested that he add images to it. This film is the result.