This is the end.
December 9, 2008 9:45 AM Subscribe
just began photographing desperately. I really overshot because I was so desperate to always keep the camera going; every moment I stopped photographing I really felt like I might faint, or burst into tears, or come apart, or something like that."
In 1971, experimental filmmaker Stan Brakhage took his camera into the Allegheny County Coroner's Office. The soundless film that resulted - The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes
[the literal definition of "autopsy"] - is, in the words of Amos Vogel
, "an appalling, haunting work of great purity and truth".
[A "graphic autopsy footage" warning may not be enough
. Proceed with caution.]
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