Friday, April 20, 2007

How Are You Doing Tonight



Jonas Mekas sings with the Himalayas at Zebulon, Brooklyn, in his video for Day 39 (February 8, 2007) of his 365 Films project. I hope folks have been following this series - so far we've got all sorts of interesting clips, new and old, captured by Mekas' ever-alive camera and often coloured by his trademark poetic optimism: from encounters with Susan Sontag, Béla Tarr, Peter Kubelka, Yoko Ono, Ken Jacobs, Harmony Korine, Zoë Lund, Kenneth Anger, et al, to live performances by Nina Hagen, Ornette Coleman, Tony Conrad, and Madonna, to poetry recitals, Andy Warhol anecdotes, and great jokes involving a priest and a leprechaun.

3 Comments:

Blogger the art of memory said...

it is an amazing thing he is doing, i don't always get into all of them, but there are alot of gems already.

7:26 PM  
Blogger Mubarak Ali said...

I agree completely. At the end of the year, I can see myself looking back at this project as one of the most significant 'internet events' of the year.

12:33 PM  
Blogger Lauren said...

He really is incredible. If you are all interested in his earlier work and his perspectives on some of his colleagues you should check out the Screening Room series (tv show from the 70's about independent film).

http://www.der.org/films/screening-room-jonas-mekas.html

8:53 PM  

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