In the Mirror of Maya Deren

  • April 27, 2019 / 16:00
  • May 4, 2019 / 14:00

Director: Martina Kudláček
Austria, Switzerland, Germany, 2001, 103', color, b&w
English with Turkish subtitles

With In the Mirror of Maya Deren, documentary filmmaker Martina Kudlacek has fashioned not only fascinating portrait of a groundbreaking and influential artist, but a pitch-perfect introduction to her strikingly beautiful and poetic body of work. Starting with excerpts from the films, In the Mirror of Maya Deren seamlessly and effectively interweaves archival footage with observances from acolytes and contemporaries such as filmmakers Stan Brakhage and Jonas Mekas, dance pioneer Katherine Dunham, and Living Theater founder Judith Malina. With an original score by experimental composer John Zorn.

In the Mirror of Maya Deren

In the Mirror of Maya Deren

Reconstruction

Reconstruction

Dancing Alone

Dancing Alone

Krisha

Krisha

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

Matangi / Maya / M.I.A.

Belonging and Companionship

Belonging and Companionship

Trailer

In the Mirror of Maya Deren

A Photographer’s Biography Ali Sami Aközer

A Photographer’s Biography Ali Sami Aközer

Ali Sami is born in Rusçuk in 1866, and moves to İstanbul. Because his family is registered in the Beylerbeyi quarter of Üsküdar, Ali Sami is also called Üsküdarlı Ali Sami. He graduates from the Mühendishane-i Berri-i Hümayun in 1866 and becomes a teacher of painting and photography at the school.

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

Portrait of a Bullfighter (1797)

The man is depicted in three-quarters view, turning straight to the viewers with a penetrating glance. The background is grey, while the clothes, the hair, and cap are black. 

Face to Face

Face to Face

A firm believer in the idea that a collection needs to be upheld at least by four generations and comparing this continuity to a relay race, Nahit Kabakcı began creating the Huma Kabakcı Collection from the 1980s onwards.