Jonas Mekas

 
Born in Semeniškiai (Lithuania), Jonas Mekas (1922-2019) bought his first Bolex camera on his arrival in New York in 1949 and began to record moments of daily life. He was the village voice columnist for the “Movie Journal”. He set up and was the editor of Film Culture magazine with his brother Adolfas, and founded the Film-Makers' Cooperative and Anthology Film Archives. His work later inspired many artists and film makers, such as Jim Jarmush, Martin Scorsese, who recognised his influence. Mekas's films and archive material have been exhibited extensively throughout the world: Documenta 11; the Venice Biennale 2005; MoMA PS1, New York; Museum Ludwig, Cologne; Baltic Art Center, Visby; the Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Tokyo, etc.

(external link : www.jonasmekasfilms.com)
 
Jonas Mekas - A Pétrarque (book / CD)
2009
French edition
Dis Voir - ZagZig (books / CDs)
To Petrarca works as a sound diary with images and sounds following a structure similar to Mekas' pioneering film diaries. Originally broadcasted on French radio, this original sound piece culled from the artist' personal archives. The accompanying book expends it with personal drawings, photos and correspondence.
Jonas Mekas - To Petrarca (book / CD)
2009
English edition
Dis Voir - ZagZig (books / CDs)
To Petrarca works as a sound diary with images and sounds following a structure similar to Mekas' pioneering film diaries. Originally broadcasted on French radio, this original sound piece culled from the artist' personal archives. The accompanying book expends it with personal drawings, photos and correspondence.
Jonas Mekas - This side of paradise - Fragments of an unfinished biography
1999
bilingual edition (English / French)
Galerie du jour agnès b. - Monographs & artists' books
currently out of stock
A collection of film stills by Jonas Mekas, with notes by avant-garde filmaker.


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