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Meditation on violence

Author: Maya Deren
Publisher: New York : American Federation of Arts, 1948.
Edition/Format:   Film : Film   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deren explores, from a dance aspect, Woo or Wu Tang boxing, by placing the camera as a spectator watching a boxer exercising. The camera itself becomes the boxer's sparring partner, dodging and attempting to return the athlete's blows. The adjustments, pans, and zooms of the camera simulate a human response. This "dance poem" is contoured to express the movements and the meaning of these movements in this form of  Read more...
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Material Type: Film
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Maya Deren
OCLC Number: 317360713
Credits: Director, Maya Deren.
Description: 1 film reel (12 min.) : sound, black and white ; 16 mm
Responsibility: Maya Deren.

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Deren explores, from a dance aspect, Woo or Wu Tang boxing, by placing the camera as a spectator watching a boxer exercising. The camera itself becomes the boxer's sparring partner, dodging and attempting to return the athlete's blows. The adjustments, pans, and zooms of the camera simulate a human response. This "dance poem" is contoured to express the movements and the meaning of these movements in this form of boxing.

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