Bill Nichols , Maya Deren. Regarded as one of the founders of the postwar American independent cinema, the legendary Maya Deren was a poet, photographer, ethnographer, filmmaker and impresario. Her efforts to promote an independent cinema have inspired filmmakers for over fifty years. Meshes of the Afternoon ranks among the most widely viewed of all avant-garde films. The eleven essays gathered here examine Maya Deren's writings, films, and legacy from a variety of intriguing perspectives. Some address her relative neglect during the rise of feminist film theory; all argue for her enduring significance.
Artist Attack! Maya Deren Made Her Films With What Hollywood Spent on Lipstick
Maya Deren b. Indeed, she continues to inspire a wide range of artists, from filmmakers to visual artists and musicians. As most film historians agree, it carved a path for the American avant-garde and gave rise to underground cinema, shepherding European modernism into the film experiments of such filmmakers as Stan Brakhage, Shirley Clarke, Andy Warhol, David Lynch, and Cindy Sherman. She was also a prolific writer and dedicated activist for film art.
Art Attack Month:. Stage , by Laneia It was Februrary and I was at the Tate Modern in London, attempting to make the most of my study abroad semester for as little money as possible museums in London are free!