The '400' Year Plan
by Donato Totaro
Anyone who has heard Stan Brakhage lecture will probably be familiar
with his now famous artistic credo, his "400 year plan." Offscreen
editor Donato Totaro provides a brief glimpse into the mountain
of a man that was Stan Brakhage.
Stan Brakhage at the Cinémathèque Québecoise, Montreal, January
27-28, 2001 Part 2: "I would rather take a chance on hell than go to Disneyland."
Transcribed by Donato Totaro
Stan Brakhage introduces Loving (1957), Dog Star Man
Part III (1964), Dog Star Man Part IV (1964), Murder
Psalm (1980), The Garden of Earthly Delights (1981),
Stellar (1993), Naughts (1994), Coupling
(1999), Cloud Chamber (1999), and The Dante Quartet
Brakhage’s Silent Legacy for Sound Cinema
by Randolph Jordan
Drawing on the wide-ranging theories of Michel Chion (Audio-Vision:
Sound on Screen), William C. Wees (Light Moving in Time),
Sergei Eisenstein (Nonindifferent Nature), Peter Kivy (Music
Alone: Philosophical Reflections on the Purely Musical Experience),
and Tom Gunning, Jordan explores how Brakhage's films and theory
ask us to 're-learn' the fundamental principles of how we interect
with the world around us.
For all things Brakhage, the place to begin is Fred Camper's
Brakhage on the Web."