Tuesday, April 03, 2007

The Bounty of UBUWEB

I have been ill for the last two days and the two days before that I was caring for the rest of my family that were similarly infected. I rise this morning after two days of fevered dreams and find so much of interest around me. The day seems clear and colors bright. And UBUWEB is publishing:

The complete works of Maya Deren (1917-1961) streamed online
A Study in Choreography for Camera (1945)
At Land (1944)
Meditation on Violence (1948)
Ritual In Transfigured Time (1946)
Meshes of the Afternoon (1943)
The Very Eye of Night (1958)
Witch's Cradle (1943)
Divine Horsemen 1985
Original footage shot by Deren (1947-1951). Reconstruction by Teiji & Cherel Ito

Joseph Bueys Filz TV (1970)
Beuys turns up the bottom left corner of the felt, revealing a glimpse of the faulty TV picture. The voice of a TV reporter, who is talking about current milk and meat prices, is still audible. Beuys declares he has 'undertaken a gradual elimination' by 'filtering away' the picture first while leaving the sound, 'but when the picture has gone, the sound becomes absurd.'

Samuel Becketts' complete dramatic works
Including Krapp's Last Tape (1960) a brilliant study in technology and presence. Also Embers in Swedish!!

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