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Ericka Beckman: The Super-8 Trilogy Ericka Beckman: The Super-8 Trilogy

Ericka Beckman Ericka Beckman
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Between 1978 and 1981, Ericka Beckman created a landmark suite of experimental films. Known as The Super-8 Trilogy, these films are among the most iconic and original works of the 'Pictures Generation'.

Featuring herself, and a cast of artist-friends (including James Welling, Matt Mullican, and Mike Kelley), her work is informed by Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget's theories on the cognitive development of children, the culture of televised sports, as well as the heyday of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's musicals.

The films are not based on dialogues or a classical narrative structure, but on dream-like choreographed movements, songs, keyed-up colors, and special effects.

As the artist states: 'Film is creating a reality through the makeshift. My films move backward, using narrative structures as does the mind of anyone trying to grasp the meaning of images in their memory.'

This DVD contains:
We Imitate; We Break Up, 1978, 26 min
The Broken Rule, 1979, 20 min
Out of Hand, 1981, 24 min Between 1978 and 1981, Ericka Beckman created a landmark suite of experimental films. Known as The Super-8 Trilogy, these films are among the most iconic and original works of the 'Pictures Generation'.

Featuring herself, and a cast of artist-friends (including James Welling, Matt Mullican, and Mike Kelley), her work is informed by Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget's theories on the cognitive development of children, the culture of televised sports, as well as the heyday of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's musicals.

The films are not based on dialogues or a classical narrative structure, but on dream-like choreographed movements, songs, keyed-up colors, and special effects.

As the artist states: 'Film is creating a reality through the makeshift. My films move backward, using narrative structures as does the mind of anyone trying to grasp the meaning of images in their memory.'

This DVD contains:
We Imitate; We Break Up, 1978, 26 min
The Broken Rule, 1979, 20 min
Out of Hand, 1981, 24 min

Extras

10 page booklet with text by Douglas Eklund and Ericka Beckman in conversation with Lionel Bovier and Frabrice Stroun + film notes on The Super-8 Trilogy and fill filmography.

Additional Info

Additional Info

SKU 9783037642597
Year 1978-81 (DVD 2013)
Director Beckman, Ericka
Format DVD
Publisher(s) JRP Ringier
Countries USA
Colour Colour
Running time 83 min
DVD region 0, PAL/SECAM
Certificate N/a

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