Millennium Nomadic: The Films of Storm De Hirsch

  • Location:
    Charles S. Cohen Screening Room @ The Film-makers' Co-op, 475 Park Ave. South @ 32nd St, 6th Floor, New York , New York, 10016, US

Millennium Nomadic at The Film-makers' Co-op
475 Park Ave. South, 6th Fl, NY NY 10016

Wednesday, Jan. 9th, 7:30pm

An evening of short films by Storm De Hirsch presented by MFW and the Film-makers' Co-op.

"A further exploration into the color of ritual, the color of thought; a journey through the underworld of sensory derangement."–S.D.H.

"I wanted badly to make an animated short, but I had no camera available. I did have some old, unused film stock and several rolls of 16mm sound tape. So I used that — plus a variety of discarded surgical instruments and the sharp edge of a screwdriver — by cutting, etching, and painting directly on both film and [sound] tape."–Storm De Hirsh to her friend Jonas Mekas

De Hirsch used homespun effects that included hand-painting, emulsion-scratching and kaleidoscopic lenses to create unique poetic abstractions that she likened to prehistoric hieroglyphs. She was a published poet, feminist and a student of eastern religion; concerns which inform her films. A visionary filmmaker and important figure in the 60s underground, her films deserve a wider audience.

Third Eye Butterfly (1968) 16mm double projection, color, 10 min
Divinations (1964) 16mm, color, 5.5 min
Trap Dance (1968) 16mm, black and white, 1.5 min
Peyote Queen (1965) 16mm, color, 9 min
Sing Lotus (1966) 16mm, color, 14 min
The Tattooed Man (1969) 16mm, color, 35 min

Suggested Donation $10, Refreshments Provided

Funding in part from the New York State Council on the Arts and the New York Department of Cultural Affairs