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Special screening: Deren’s Meshes of the afternoon

//ADAM ART GALLERY Event
Special film screening of avant-garde classic, Maya Deren’s Meshes of the afternoon (1943) followed by a discussion between artists Vivian Lynn and Sriwhana Spong

Vivian Lynn and Sriwhana Spong will use Deren’s film as a springboard to consider the sources and procedures of their own practices which likewise seek to develop a visual language and forms specific to their experiences.

Meshes of the Afternoon is one of the most influential works in American experimental cinema. A non-narrative work, it has been identified as a key example of the ‘trance film’, in which a protagonist appears in a dreamlike state, and where the camera conveys his or her subjective focus. The central figure in Meshes of the Afternoon, played by Deren, is attuned to her unconscious mind and caught in a web of dream events that spill over into reality. Symbolic objects, such as a key and a knife, recur throughout the film; events are open-ended and interrupted. Deren explained that she wanted ‘to put on film the feeling which a human being experiences about an incident, rather than to record the incident accurately’ - MoMA.org.

Saturday 6 December
5-6pm

Film Archive
84 Taranaki Street
FREE

This project is developed in partnership with the New Zealand Film Archive on the occasion of the exhibitions I, HERE, NOW Vivian Lynn at the Adam Art Gallery and Myth and Practice – Sriwhana Spong at the New Zealand Film Archive.

The Adam Art Gallery will close for the summer on Friday 19 December 2008, and will reopen on Tuesday 27 January 2009. Public programmes associated with I, HERE, NOW Vivian Lynn will continue in 2009 with a forum discussion, a lecture, a series of readings in the gallery and an open garden day.


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