Marie Menken

Marie Menken

1909 | Brooklyn, USA.



Born Marie Menkevicius, Marie Menken was an American experimental filmmaker, painter, and socialite. She is noted for her unique filming style that incorporated a strong influence from her background in painting: she experimented with animation, collage, and stop-motion work.
Movement is prominent in her films, either slow and meditative or quick and spastic. Unlike many other avant-garde films at the time, her early films lacked any obvious symbolism, and were instead to be experienced purely visually.
She passed away on December 29th, 1970.


Filmography
Arabesque for Kenneth Anger
PyR Junior 2012