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Stan Brakhage

Experimental filmmaker

Kansas City (United States), 1933 - Victoria (United States), 2003

James Stanley Brakhage, better known as Stan Brakhage, was an American non-narrative filmmaker. He is considered to be one of the most important figures in 20th-century experimental film. Over the course of five decades, Brakhage created a large and diverse body of work, exploring a variety of formats, approaches and techniques that included handheld camerawork, painting directly onto celluloid, fast cutting, in-camera editing, scratching on film, collage film and the use of multiple exposures. Interested in mythology and inspired by music, poetry, and visual phenomena, Brakhage sought to reveal the universal in the particular, exploring themes of birth, mortality, sexuality, and innocence. Brakhage's films are often noted for their expressiveness and lyricism.

Update: 5 February 2021

Has participated in

Stan Brakhage. Anticipation of the Night

Water as a verb: A Child’s Garden and the Serious Sea, by Stan Brakhage

The CCCB's cinema

Oceanic lives: glaciers, seas, streams and a few riddles

The CCCB's cinema

Diaries, notes and sketches

Aula Xcèntric 2017

What is cinema made of?

Aula Xcèntric 2017

Kosmopolis 2017

Xcèntric Archive

The voyeuristic camera: visual spaces of desire

The CCCB's cinema

Autumn

Xcèntric Archive

Somewhere Between Here and Heaven. Bruce Baillie

The CCCB's cinema

Observations

The CCCB's cinema

Winter

Xcèntric Archive

Tortured Dust. Stan Brakhage

Xcèntric, the CCCB's cinema