08 19 Oct '24
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Stan Brakhage

Mothlight

Edition 1981
4' - 1963 - Short
Director: Stan Brakhage
Seemingly at random, the wings and other bits of moths and insects move rapidly across the screen. Most are brown or sepia; up close, we can see patterns within wings, similar to the veins in a leaf. Sometimes the images look like paper cutouts, like Matisse. Green objects occasionally appear. Most wings are translucent. The technique makes them appear to be stuck directly to the film.

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Credits

Director

Stan Brakhage

More information

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1963

Filmography

Stan Brakhage
Interim (short, 1952), Reflections on Black (short, 1955), Wonder Ring (1955), Anticipation of the Night (short, 1958), Window, Water, Baby, Moving (short, 1959), Sirius Remembered (short, 1959), Thigh, Line, Lyre, Triangular (short, 1961), Mothlight (short, 1963), The Art of Vision (1964), Three Films: Blue White, Blood's Tone, Vein (short, 1965), Lovemaking (short, 1968), America's 30's Song (1969), The Animals of Eden and After (short, 1970), Deus Ex (short, 1971), The Process (1972), The Women (1973), The Text of Light (1974), Hymn to Her (1974), Sincerity II (1975), Tragoedia (1976), The Domain of the Moment (1977), Soldiers and Other Cosmic Objects (1977), Bird (1978), Creation (1979), Made Manifest (1980), Aftermath (1981), Eye Myth (1981), Egyptian Series (short, 1983), Tortured Dust (1984), Jane (short, 1985), The Loom (short, 1986), The Dante Quartet (short, 1987), Loud Visual Noises (short, 1988), Marylin' s Window (short, 1988), Faust 4 (short, 1989), Passage Through: A Ritual (short, 1990), A Child's Garden and the Serious Sea (1991), Crack Glass Eulogy (short, 1992), Ephemeral Solidity (1993, short), Cannot Exist (1994, short), Cannot Not Exist (1994), Earthen Aerie (short, 1995), We Hold These (short, 1995), Beautiful Funerals (1996), Prelude 1 - 24 (1996), Divertimento (1997), Female Mystique and Spare Leaves (1998), Dance (2000), In Jesus Name (2001), Rounds (2001), Lovesong (2001), Dark Night of the Soul (2002), a.o.

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