NEW Moving Image Video Poems from MAE:
Within the alternate reality of MAE, The Movement Artists Ensemble, there have been HAPPENINGS!
In February, after summoning our Terpsichorean guides, we went back into the studio for more movement/filming sessions. The resulting films, available to view below, mark the continuing path of MAE-- an ensemble of women who are moving into their mid-life years and beyond-- bold, creative women, fearless in their explorations of the body's ability to speak and create in its ancient language of movement.
We describe our films as, "moving image video poems," and offer them for your amusement, amazement, confusion, curiosity... perhaps Truth & Wisdom, and, we hope, a soupcon of pleasure.
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|Pianta, from Glimpse|
Glimpse is a non-narrative, moving image video poem which "uncovers" an ephemeral feminine energy, at once impressionistic, tranquil, self-possessed, curious and contained.
In non-narrative presentations the viewer can become an inner as well as an outer observer-- witnessing her own emotions, thoughts, memories, and images as she watches the images shown outside her in the film. In this way, the experience of non-narrative Art can become an uncovering of the inner self, as well as outer discoveries. If one does not view non-narrative art in this way, one does not "get it."
|Pianta, in Headed Home|
Headed Home began as an abstract improvisation-- no prompt, nothing in mind. But within moments, it became a task in building something that eventually led to a burden that we were dragging behind us. The theme of a journey often comes up for us, and so it was with this piece. There is purpose here, and direction, but there is also disorientation and drift, there is struggle-- all set within the sensual, breathy strains of Keiko Takeda and Paul Rosenburg's music, which itself is a recorded improvisation between the musical artists' saxaphone and piano.