Thursday, September 2, 2010
After long day, comatose on couch perusing archival film footage on this amazing website. Loads of beautifully restored early/silent film and underground shorts. Stills above from Haro Senft's Mondtag and Sterne in Der Stadt and Walter Booth's Der Luftkrieg der Zukunft. Also a very nice print of Jeff Keen's Marvo Movie and the experimental kinetic illustrations of Margaret Tait. Mondtag (Lunar Day) is beautiful and worth checking out. Kid in red anorak wanders into forest to escape feuding parents, and the forest becomes a kind of dream screen onto which he projects his fears and feelings.