Maya Deren

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Title

Maya Deren

Contributor

Contributor Item Type Metadata

First Name

Maya

Surname or Business Name

Deren

Years Affiliated

2017

Birth Date

1917

Birthplace

Ukraine

Death Date

1961

Occupation

Filmmaker

Biographical Text

Maya Deren (1917-61, Ukraine/United States) was one of the most important experimental filmmakers and entrepreneurial promotors of the avant-garde in the 1940s and 1950s. Deren was also a choreographer, dancer, film theorist, poet, lecturer, writer, and photographer. Her influence, especially in independent film, has not only endured but also increased in the decades following her death. She combined her interests in dance, Haitian Vodou and subjective psychology in a series of surreal, perceptual, black-and-white short films. Using editing, multiple exposures, jump cutting, superimposition, slow-motion and other camera techniques to her fullest advantage, Deren created continued motion through discontinued space, with the ability to turn her vision into a stream of consciousness.

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Citation

“Maya Deren,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed February 7, 2023, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/4381.