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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.

Program:
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

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