Jonas Mekas: Walden

Poet and hero of the American counter-culture, Jonas Mekas, born in Lithuania in 1922, invented the diary form of film-making. Walden, his first completed diary film, an epic portrait of the New York avant-garde art scene of the ’60s, is also a groundbreaking work of personal cinema.

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DAVID HOCKNEY – JOINER PHOTOGRAPHS

“In the early 1980’s, English painter David Hockney began creating intricate photo collages that he called “joiners”. His earlier collages consisted of grid-like compositions made up of polaroid photographs. He then switched to photo lab-processed 35mm photographs and created collages that took on a shape of their own, creating abstract representations of the scenes he … Continue reading

!WOMEN ART REVOLUTION

An entertaining and revelatory “secret history” of Feminist Art, Lynn Hershman Leeson’s !Women Art Revolution deftly illuminates this under-explored movement through conversations, observations, archival footage and works of visionary artists, historians, curators and critics.

Kalasam

The KALASAM is the arrangement of a brass or silver pot filled with water, holding a coconut amongst mango tree leaves at its mouth. It’s regarded as auspicious and used to initiate Poojas and invoke the Goddess Shakthi in the local culture. When the women started saving for contingencies again, as their predecessor had done … Continue reading

Re-Enchantment: The Hidden Meanings of Fairy Tales

Fairy tales are cultural snapshots of the lives of men and women, their economic and family circumstances and the conditions of childhood. At the same time fairy tales reflect our inner lives, our conscious and unconscious fears and preoccupations, as well as our fantasies and dreams. Just as the stories are always changing and adapting … Continue reading

The Surprising History of Sex and Love

Monty Python star Terry Jones presents this award-winning documentary series, featuring Ancient Inventions, The Surprising History of Sex & Love and The Hidden Histories of Egypt and Rome. Exploring the radical change in social and religious attitudes towards sex, this award-winning documentary takes a look throughout history and traces the shift in social attitudes and … Continue reading