thursday 8 june | 7 p.m. | filmmuseum munich
Michael Snow (10.12.1928–05.01.2023) became one of the most influential avant-garde artists of the 20th century and a central figure in the Canadian-American art scene with “Wavelength” (1967). While creating groundbreaking works as a painter, photographer, video and film artist, he worked part-time as a jazz pianist. In 1961, he moved to New York with his wife, the artist Joyce Wieland. At the Film-Makers’ Cinematheque (later Anthology Film Archives) he met Jonas Mekas, Peter Kubelka, Stan Brakhage, composer Steve Reich and others.
During his visit to UNDERDOX halftime 2014, Snow personally presented his work during four intense days, including the groundbreaking “La Région Centrale” (1971).
In memory of his visit and an avant-garde film master who brought comedy to experimental film, UNDERDOX presents “Seated Figures” (1988), another of Snow’s central cinematography films, and “Sshtoorrty” (2005), a testament to his lucid and sparkling humour. And, of course, “Wavelength” is not to be missed.