Fri 10.10. 18:15 pm
Tickets 6,50 EUR
Excursions through the history of the poetry film
With Juliane Moschell English Theatre Frankfurt
The poetry film has been under discussion as a new film genre in its own right since about the turn of the millennium. What is not so well known is that the combination of the arts of poetry and film was already being intensively deliberated at the beginning of the Twentieth Century. Luis Buñuel’s statement that “The cinema seems to have been invented for the expression of the subconscious, so profoundly is it rooted in poetry” is more relevant than ever. Films by artists such as Man Ray, Maya Deren and Peter Weibel are roots of poetic cinema and show that since the beginning of the cinema and later of video technology there has been strong interest by artists in creating relationships between the two arts and media.