Saturday, August 22, 2009

Marie Menken's Go! Go! Go! (1962-64)

Sometime last year, I saw a collection of Marie Menken's experimental short films at the Harvard Film Archive in Cambridge. I had never seen any of her work before and was, on the whole, really impressed by her sensitivity to light and cinematography. Towards the end of the program, Go! Go! Go! screened and I was truly awed. This 12 minute silent film, comprised of single frame cinematography, presents urban life as a chaotic, fractured and largely hyper-sensory experience.

You can watch more of Menken's short films here.

"Go! Go! Go!"
(1962-64, 16mm, color, silent, 12 min.)
© Marie Menken