Madeleine Gekiere

Arabesque For Marie Menken (1982) 16mm, color, 13 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Films about Film, Media, Landscape & Architecture

A film about a building, the newly restored Hoboken Railroad Terminal. As the title implies, it is an homage to Marie Menken and a take-off on her sketch of the Alhambra. It uses some of her fast-frame techniques, setting the building into motion, playing with the contrast of the stained glass windows against other decorative elements. The sound track is mostly informational, speaking of Menken's contribution to the Experimental film. It precedes the image. --M. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Madeleine Gekiere

Garden of Hieronymus, The (1982) 16mm, color, 4.5 min

Genre: Animation

Keywords: Art & Artists

Essentially an animation of Hieronymus Bosch's GARDEN OF EARTHLY DELIGHTS. By fast motion techniques the horses are made to gallop, the birds to open their beaks and the figures to converse. It creates a relationship between the viewer and the painting quite different from looking at the static image and it affords a more intimate knowledge of the phantastic world of Hieronymus Bosch. Could readily lend itself to a lesson in art history. --M. G.

Rental: $20.00
16mm Rental: $20.00

Madeleine Gekiere

They are Not Chrysanthemums: Only Man Can Make a Rivet (1984) 16mm, color, 36.5 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Technology

Steel bridges and oil refineries and container ports. An ode to the shapes of industry, set in motion with music by Glenn Branca and operatic exerpts. --M. G.

Rental: $50.00
16mm Rental: $50.00

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