Maria and the World
Building Under Ground
Marie Menken’s charming animation Dwightiana sets the tone for this program on place, work, and art. The evening also includes Menken’s stop-motion Moonplay, Margaret Tait’s A Place of Work, and Aurand’s Building Under Ground, which follows the expansion of Zurich’s Museum Rietberg.
Tonight’s program includes Aurand’s triptych A Walk/ Im Park/ ZUOZ, shot in Switzerland; Maria and the World, with glimpses of everyday life and rural landscape; and In the Garden (co-created with Bärbel Freund). Plus Marie Menken’s Arabesque for Kenneth Anger and Margaret Tait’s Portrait of Ga.
Aurand’s expressive camera technique and editing style imbue her lyrical films with a joyous spontaneity. Tonight’s program also includes two titles by Scottish film poet Margaret Tait, one of her influences.