Marie Menken

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Marie Menken

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Contributor Item Type Metadata

First Name

Marie

Surname or Business Name

Menken

Years Affiliated

2019

Birth Date

1909

Birthplace

United States

Death Date

1970

Occupation

Filmmaker

Biographical Text

Marie Menken was an underground experimental filmmaker known as “the mother of the avant-garde,” having influenced and worked with internationally renowned artists such as Andy Warhol. She progressed from painting to filmmaking in 1945, when she made her first avant-garde film using a handheld Bolex camera. Since then, she was celebrated for her intuitive, free-form cinematic style and for taking filmmaking to a new direction with the way she created poetic patterns of light, colour, and texture. Her films are fragmentary encounters with friends, landscapes, and her urban surroundings.

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Citation

“Marie Menken,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed September 24, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/756.