25 November 2011

Mea Culpa by Bruce Conner



"Bruce didn’t have a camera but he wanted to make films. And he didn’t have any money. So he bought some films at the photography store, sort of home movies, and (filmmaker) Larry Jordan showed him how to splice film. He borrowed a splicer from Larry and he just made a film, which he called "A Movie."" – Jean Conner about Conner’s first film. See more;

"I‘ve always known that I was outside the main, mercantile stream. I have been placed in an environment that would have its name changed now and again: avant-garde film, experimental film, independent film etc. I have tried to create film work so that it is capable of communicating to people outside of a limited dialogue within an esoteric, avant-garde or a cultish social form. Jargon I don‘t like." - Bruce Conner in an interview with William C.Wees" 

Mea Culpa by Bruce Conner, 1981, 16mm film 
Music : My life in the bush of ghosts by David Byrne / Brian Erno