Aka Rameau\'s Nephew by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) By Wilma Schoen. A monumental work spanning painting, sculpture, video, film, photography, holography, drawing, publishing and music that invites us to experience, question and contemplate its representation.
From the maker of the influential \'Wavelength\', an investigation into representation, process and material and the nature of camera movement.
"In September 1947 I disembarked in Haïti, for an eight-month stay, with eighteen motley pieces of lugage; seven of these consisted of 16-millimeter motion-picture equipment (three cameras, tripods, raw film stock, etc.), of which three were related to sound recording for a film, and three contained equipment for still photography." - Maya Deren
One of the major works of letterist cinema, LE FILM EST DEJA COMMENCE? had as much of a direct or hidden influence on the New Wave as it does on today's Avant-Garde. Its first screenings in Paris in 1951 became major events. The critics despised it, but this work is and will remain a landmark in film History.
Features five films addressing love and stereotypes: 'L'Amour-systeme', 'L'Amour reinvente', 'Des scenes d'amour tres realistes avec force details et gros plans', 'L'amour, qu'est-ce?' and 'Chantal D, Star'.