Fire of Waters

Fire of Waters

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Photography: Stan Brakhage
Sound: Stan Brakhage
Color: Black and white
Language: English

This film collage of light and sound was inspired by a postcard the filmmaker received from the poet Robert Kelly, apparently as part of an ongoing discussion about existence and materiality. The following was the message written on the postcard: “The truth of the matter is this, that man lives in a fire of waters and will live eternally in the first taste.”


The films made by the American non-narrative experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage (1933-2003) are focused on mythopoetic themes. He used various manual techniques, such as scratching, painting and etching directly on film. In total, he made over a hundred films.

Photo Gallery

Canyon Cinema Foundation / Antonella Bonfanti / 1777 Yosemite Ave Suite 210 / San Francisco / California / 94124 / +1 4156 26 2255 / /
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Fascinations: Eternity
Exhibition format: 16 mm
30.10.2015 22:30


The leitmotif of this year’s edition of the Ji.hlava IDFF will be memory