Shirley Clarke

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Title

Shirley Clarke

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Contributor Item Type Metadata

First Name

Shirley

Surname or Business Name

Clarke

Years Affiliated

2019

Birth Date

1919

Birthplace

United States

Death Date

1997

Occupation

Filmmaker

Biographical Text

Shirley Clarke was an esteemed figure in the American avant-garde cinema of the 1950s and 1960s, and a pioneer of video in the 1970s. She brought a distinctive aesthetic of “choreography of images” to her work as a trained dancer and manipulated image, time, and space by applying choreographic editing and technical effects as a dramatic, expressive language. She co-founded Film-Makers Cooperative and Film-Makers Distribution Center in New York, which offered alternative distribution methods for independent filmmakers. She was also the winner of an Academy Award for her 1964 documentary film Robert Frost: A Lover’s Quarrel With the World.

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Citation

“Shirley Clarke,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed October 3, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/748.