Wed 10.10 20:00 - 22:00

Thurston Moore + Afterparty

plays new scores for films by Maya Deren
Wed 10.10
20:00 - 22:00
  • Wed 10.10
    20:00 - 22:00

New scores for avant-garde cinema by former Sonic Youth frontman

“Maya Deren is an avant-garde godmother. Her mysterious images have burned into my consciousness like fiery, exotic dreams we are not supposed to talk about – each one a secret location of a symbolic prediction made with deep, dark magick in her sibyl cave.” - Thurston Moore

We know Thurston Moore from the proto-noise band Sonic Youth, his unfalteringly exceptional solo work and exciting side-projects such as Thurston Moore Group and Chelsea Light Moving. Especially for VIDEODROOM, the American artist will be descending on Vooruit for an exclusive, one-night-only show. Moore has composed new guitar scores for four experimental silent films by Maya Deren.

The work of the Ukrainian-American cineaste represents a milestone in the history of experimental film. For Deren, film’s main function consisted of creating a total experience. In her work she brings together dance, Haitian voodoo and psychology to create surreal, 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, while abandoning the established notions of physical space and time, with the ability to turn her vision into a stream of consciousness. Deren created a cinematographic language that was completely her own.

Moore has written four new compositions to accompany Maya Deren’s short films: ‘Witch’s Cradle’, ‘At Land’, ‘Ritual in Transfigured Time’ and her magnum opus ‘Meshes Of The Afternoon’. An exclusive show on Belgian soil!


€21 / 18 (presale)

‘Witch's Cradle’ - 13 min
‘At Land’ - 15 min
‘Ritual in Transfigured Time’ - 14 min
‘Meshes Of The Afternoon’ - 14 min  

Image: Vera Marmelo
in the frame of: Film Fest Gent


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