[Maya Deren Compilation]

United States, 1954

Film
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A collection of films of Maya Deren. 1. “Private Life of a Cat” An animal’s outlook on life, narrated by Maya Deren, but directed by Alexander Hammid; 2. “Study in Choreography” A dancer moves across a land scape; 3. “Very Eye of Night” Dancers performing in negative; 4. “Meditation on Violence” A young Oriental man performs shadowboxing; 5. “Ritual in Transfigured Time” Movements of the dancers are merged with a variety of photographic effects.

Credits

co-director

Alexander Hammid

Maya Deren

Language

English

Duration

00:56:00:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

36493

Subject categories

Experimental

Experimental → Experimental films - United States

Music & Performing Arts → Modern dance

Short films

Short films → Short films - United States

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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