“I have never been able to figure out where my life begins and where it ends. […] I never understood life around me, the real life, as they say, or the real people. I never understood them. I still do not understand them. And I do not really want to understand them.”

Jonas Mekas, excerpt from the movie “As I was Moving Ahead, Occasionally I saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty”

 

“we prefer films that are rough, unpolished, but alive; we don’t want rosy films: we want them the color of blood.”

Jonas Mekas, statutes of the group New American Cinema

Website Jonas Mekas

 

Jonas Mekas, geboren 1922, ist ein litauischer Filmregisseur, Schriftsteller und Kurator. Mekas ist besonders für seine Tagebuchfilme bekannt.

 

Ausstellung im Burger King an der Biennale Venedig 2015:

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