Thursday, 24 November 2011
Work from Mea Culpa.
“Bruce Conner, legendary avant-garde films are well known for their pioneering use of found footage: mixing old newsreels, training, educational, and science films, cartoons, 16-mm condensed versions of Hollywood westerns and other kinds of B movies that were sold for home entertainment, he transformed and rearranged these images, pixelating some, lingering over others in slow motion with new music, creating dark and sometimes hilarious moods and visual commentaries.
“I‘ve always known that I was outside the main, mercantile stream. I have been placed in an environment that would have its name changed now and again: avant-garde film, experimental film, independent film etc. I have tried to create film work so that it is capable of communicating to people outside of a limited dialogue within an esoteric, avant-garde or a cultish social form. Jargon I don‘t like.” – Bruce Conner in an interview with William C.Wees
Mea Culpa by Bruce Conner, 1981, 16mm film
Music : My life in the bush of ghosts by David Byrne / Brian Eno