Monday, September 15, 2008

Guest Entry - Lost in A Storm

A special thank you to the author of the blog Why Paisley?? for granting permission to repost this one here.

perched upon this parapet
this mortuary mine
i weep poseidon’s saline tears
‘neath somber scudding sky

as moisture inundated clouds
exhale, sedna’s
plankton perfumed breath
and agitated artic gales
pass o’re her frozen lips

left anchored in abandon
aloft, this landlocked
margin of death
inflicted fallen fortress
turned, skeletal
black crows nest


Photo courtesy of

More poems by this author can be found at Just Paisley

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Forbidden Images

"This short was made for the 72 Hour Film Festival in Frederick, Maryland.

All of the clips used in this film came from a reel of 35mm nitrate, found in an old theater somewhere in Pennsylvania.

This reel is now in the hands of the Library of Congress."

(Film clip courtesy of CineGraphic)

I think this clip may have activated a latent foot fetish! ;)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Time Which is Built into My Body

Maya Deren in her own words. One to listen to more than watch.

(Duration: 4:25)

Maya Deren - A Study In Choreography For Camera (2:13)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Marcel Duchamp & Maya Deren

Witch's Cradle (1943): an incomplete black and white film, shot in NYC at Peggy Guggehnheim's Art of this Century Gallery, by Maya Deren and Marcel Duchamp.

PART ONE (5:03):

PART TWO (6:44):

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Ballet Mecanique

"Ballet Mécanique (1924) was a project by the American composer George Antheil and the filmmaker/artist Fernand Léger. Although the film was intended to use Antheil's score as a soundtrack, the two parts were not brought together until the 1990s. As a composition, Ballet Mécanique is Antheil's best known and most enduring work. It remains famous for its radical style and instrumentation as well as its storied history." (Learn More)

Part 1 (duration: 8:30)

Part 2 (duration: 7:41)