Meshes of the Afternoon

1943
Country: USA
Duration: 15 mins
B&W,
Sound: Sound
Ratio: 4:3
Available Format/s: 16mm / BluRay / HD Digital file
Original Format: 16mm film

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Meshes of the Afternoon’s dream-like mise-en-scene, illogical narrative trajectory, fluid movement and ambient soundtrack invite a type of contemplative, perhaps even transcendental, involvement for the spectator. The film is constructed from a myriad of eyeline matches and mismatches. The use of extreme angles to imply one character looking down on the dreamer, a type of spider’s point of view, foreshadows the dreamer’s death.

This is an Anthology Film Archives preservation print.

More works by Maya Deren

USA
, 1945
16 Minutes

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