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Stan Brakhage on birth and death
August 16, 2012 2:02 PM   Subscribe

Stan Brakhage on birth and death*. [graphic childbirth and autopsy footage] (* previously - dead links)

The woman is Jane Brakhage, whose scrapbooks have appeared previously.
posted by Egg Shen (9 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
If anyone watching the "birth" clip finds it curious or interesting what sort of relationship to the subjects the camera seems to imply...well I won't spoil things but read up a little bit on how Stan and Jane's relationship went after that point. You might be further intrigued.
posted by trackofalljades at 2:17 PM on August 16, 2012


love stan brakhage so much. those films are incredible.

for those who'd like to see stan brakhage's greatest work, go watch Cannibal The Musical. He plays Matt Stone's father in the early scenes.
posted by shmegegge at 3:34 PM on August 16, 2012


track of all jades, can you recommend where to read up?
posted by WeekendJen at 3:56 PM on August 16, 2012 [1 favorite]


Window Water Baby Moving is astounding. I never knew.
posted by Sokka shot first at 4:02 PM on August 16, 2012


Fun fact: Stan on South Park is actually named after Stan Brakhage.
posted by Mothlight at 5:03 PM on August 16, 2012


I won't spoil things but read up a little bit on how Stan and Jane's relationship went after that point.

Spoil away! Or at least point us at a link....
posted by PeterMcDermott at 6:55 PM on August 16, 2012


@ PeterMcDermott

Ultimately, they divorced.

Born to be nervous


Jane Brakhage' films

A Wikipedia entry
posted by Vibrissae at 11:28 PM on August 16, 2012


I love his work (Mothlight being a personal favourite), but seeing Window Water at 10am projected in 16mm while hungover was not the greatest...
posted by slimepuppy at 4:18 AM on August 17, 2012


One more note on this -- if you find the "death" film intriguing, it's worth a look taking a look at the Criterion release of Hollis Frampton's films. Frampton had an interesting and in some ways antithetical relationship with Brakhage, and it turns out he had his own Pittsburgh autopsy film project, which is excerpted in that collection.
posted by Mothlight at 7:00 AM on August 17, 2012


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