The Young and the Beautiful: Marie Menken + Eva Beazar

Marie Menken, Glimpse of the Garden © Light Cone

20.04
’20 20:00

20:00

Kunsthal Gent
Lange Steenstraat 14, Gent

Tickets

€ 8 / € 5 (reduction)

‘The Young & the Beautiful’ is an ongoing series in which young filmmakers relate to the experimental canon.

Marie Menken

Glimpse of the Garden

Arabesque for Kenneth Anger

Go Go Go

Marie Menken (1910-1970) is the unsung heroine of the American avant-garde, both mentor and muse for experimental filmmakers such as Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage and Jonas Mekas. In addition to paintings and collages Menken created countless experimental shorts with her 16mm Bolex camera. These rhythmic visual poems have been an important source of inspiration for young filmmaker Eva Beazar: “It’s as if you’re looking at a painting in movement. Marie Menken approaches her subjects emotionally and spontaneously, with a poetic look. She has a very unique way of thinking, looking and creating. Her films are indescribably beautiful: the use of colors, the tactility, the changing rhythm, I really love them!”

Eva Beazar

On a Hot Summer Day in November

Shall We Dance on the Moon

Eva Beazar: “I’m inspired by dreams, fantasy, small movements, chaos, our experiences, the unconscious. In On a Hot Summer Day in November I tried to show the tension happening between the possible and the impossible, between dreamworld and that what you have discovered in the world. In Shall We Dance On the Moon I’m more concerned with the perception of time and memory. The film shows a fictional world from a child’s viewpoint, with bizarre figures and a strange scenery. Time goes by slowly, almost seems to stand still at times, but eventually continues once again.”

© Eva Beazar

Marie Menken

Glimpse of the Garden

US • 1957 • 4' • colour • 16mm

Arabesque for Kenneth Anger

US • 1961 • 4' • colour • 16mm

Go Go Go

US • 1962-1964 • 11' • colour • 16mm

Eva Beazar

On a Hot Summer Day in November

BE • 2018 • 22' • b&w • digital

Shall We Dance on the Moon

BE • 2019 • 21' • b&w • digital