Stan Brakhage Work

Films


(Ca)(...) or ellipses
  • Reel 1 (1998) 22 min 16mm
  • Reel 2 (1998) 15 min 16mm
  • Reel 3 (1998) 15 min 16mm
  • Reel 4 (1998) 20 min 16mm
  • Reel 5 (1998) 18 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) @ (1979) 6 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Absence (1976) 8 min S8mm
    (Ca, F) The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes (1971) 32 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Aftermath (1981) 8 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Agnus Dei Kinder Synapse (1991) 4:30 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Airs (1976) 20 min S8mm (also 16mm)
    Alternating Currents (1999)
    American 30's Song (1969)
    (F) Angels' (1971) 2 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Animals of Eden and After (1970) 35 min 16mm
    (An, Ca, F) Anticipation of the Night (1958) 42 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Aquarien (1974) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 1 (1980) 5:30 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 2 (1980) 7 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 3 (1980) 10:30 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 4 (1981) 10 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 5 (1981) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 6 (1981) 11 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 7 (1981) 11 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 8 (1981) 7 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 9 (1981) 12 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 0+10 (1981) 32 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 11 (1981) 10:30 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 12 (1981) 27 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 13 (1981) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 14 (1981) 5:30 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 15 (1981) 7:30 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 16 (1981) 8:30 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 17 (1981) 8 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 18 (1981) 8:30 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Arabic 19 (1981) 9 min 16mm
    (F) The Art of Vision (derived from Dog Star Man, 1965)
    (Ca) Ascension (2002) 2 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Autumnal (1993) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca, CFDC) The "b" series (1995) 12 min 16mm
  • Retrospect: The Passover (1995) 16mm
  • Blue Black: Introspection (1995) 16mm
  • Blood Drama (1995) 16mm
  • I Am Afraid: And This Is My Fear (1995) 16mm
  • Sorrowing (1995) 16mm
  • (Ca) Babylon Series #1 (1989) 6 min 16mm
    (Ca) Babylon Series #2 (1990) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca) Babylon Series #3 (1990) 6 min 16mm
    (Ca) Beautiful Funerals (1996) 2 min 16min
    (Ca, F) Bird (1978) 4 min 16min
    (Ca) The Birds of Paradise (1999) 3 min 16min
    (Ca, F) Black Ice (1994) 2:30 min 16mm
    (F) Black Vision (1965) 2:45 min
    (Ca) Blossom: Gift/Favor (1993) 30 sec 16mm
    (Ca, F) Blue Moses (1962) 11 min 16mm
    (Ca, CFDC) Blue Value (1996) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca) Boulder Blues and Pearls and . . . (1992) 20 min 16mm
    The Boy and the Sea (1953)
    (Ca, F) Burial Path (1978) 15 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Cannot Exist (1994) 2 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Cannot Not Exist (1994) 10 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Caswallon Trilogy (1986) 10 min 16mm
  • The Aerodyne (1986) 16mm
  • Fireloop (1986) 16mm
  • Dance Shadows by Danielle Helander (1986) 16mm
  • (Ca) Cat of the Worm's Green Realm, The (1997) 15 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Cat's Cradle (1959) 6 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Centre (1978) 13 min 16mm
    (F) Centuries of June (1955) 10 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Chartres Series (1994) 9 min 16mm
    (Ca) A Child's Garden and the Serious Sea (1991) 80 min 16mm
    (Ca) Chinese Series (2003) 2 min 35mm
    (Ca) Christ Mass Sex Dance (1991) 5:30 min 16mm
    (Ca) City Streaming (1990) 25 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Clancy (1974) 4:30 min 16mm
    (Ca) Cloud Chamber (1999) 4 min 16mm
    (Ca) Commingled Containers (1997) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca) Concrescence (1996) 4 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Confession (1986) 27 min 16mm
    (Ca, CFDC) Coupling (1999) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca) Crack Glass Eulogy (1992) 6 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Creation (1979) 17 min 16mm
    (Ca) Cricket Requiem (1999) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca, CFDC) Dance (2000) 6 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Dante Quartet (1987) 8 min 16mm
    (Ca) Dark Night of the Soul (2002) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca) The Dark Tower (1999) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Daybreak and Whiteye (1957) 8 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Dead (1960) 11 min 16mm
    (Ca) Delicacies of Molton Horror Synapse (1991) 10 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Desert (1976) S8mm (also 16mm)
    (Ca, F) Desistfilm (1954) 7 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Deus Ex (1971) 35 min 16mm
    (Ca, CFDC) Divertimento (1997) 2 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Dog Star Man (1961-64) 78 min 16mm--with prelude and 4 parts dated as follows:
    Prelude (1961) 25 min;
    Part I (1962) 30 min;
    Part II (1963) 7 min;
    Part III (1964) 11 min;
    Part IV (1964) 5 min
    (Ca, F) The Domain of the Moment (1977) 18 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Dominion (1974) 4 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Door (1971) 2 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Dream, NYC, The Return, The Flower (1976) 24.5 min S8mm (also 16mm)
    (Ca, F) Duplicity (1978) 23 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Duplicity II (1978) 20 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Duplicity III (1980) 30 min
    (Ca) The Earthsong of the Cricket (1999) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Earthen Aerie (1995) 2.5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Egyptian Series (1983) 17 min 16mm
    (Ca) Elementary Phases (with Phil Solomon , 1994) 38 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Ephemeral Solidity (1993) 4.5 min 16mm
    The Extraordinary Child (1954)
    Eye Myth (original 35mm version, 1981)
    Eye Myth (1972, begun in 1968 as sketch for The Horseman, The Woman and The Moth, 16mm version)
    (F) Eye Myth Education Print (1972) 2 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Eyes (1971) 35 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Faust 3: Candida Albacore (1988) 25 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Faust 4 (1989) 36 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Faust's Other: An Idyll (1988) 45 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Faustfilm: An Opera: Part 1 (1987) 50 min 16mm
    (Ca) Female Mystique and Spare Leaves (For Gordon) (1965) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) XV Song Traits (1967-86) 47 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Films by Stan Brakhage: An Avant-Garde Home Movie (1962) 4 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Fire of Waters (1965) 10 min 16mm
    Fireloop (1986)
    (Ca, F) First Hymn to the Night--Novalis (1994) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Flesh of Morning (1956/1986) 25 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Flight (1974) 5.5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Fox Fire Child Watch (1971) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca) The Fur of Home (1996) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Gadflies (1976) 12.5 min S8mm (also 16mm)
    (Ca, F) The Garden of Earthly Delights (1981) 2.5 min 16mm
    Gift (1973)
    (Ca) Glaze of Cathexis (1990) 30 sec 16mm
    (Ca, F) Gnir Rednow (with Joseph Cornell, 1955-196?) 6 min 16mm (also listed as Wonder Ring)
    (Ca, CFDC) The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him (2000) 49 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Governor (1977) 60 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Harrowing (1993) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) "He Was Born, He Suffered, He Died" (1974) 7.5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Hell Spit Flexion (1983) 1 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Highs (1976) 16.5 min S8mm (also 16mm)
    (Ca, F) The Horseman, the Woman, and the Moth (1968) 26 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Hymn to Her (1974) 2.5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) I Take These Truths (1995) 35 min 16mm
    (F) I . . . (1995) 40 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) I . . . Dreaming (1988) 8 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) In Between (1955) 10 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) In Consideration of Pompeii (1995) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Interim (1952) 25.5 min 16mm
    (Ca, MoMA) Interpolations I-V (1992) 12 min 35mm
    (Ca, F) Jane (1985) 13 min 16mm
    (Ca) Jesus Trilogy and Coda (2001) 17 min 16mm
  • Baby Jesus (2001) 16mm
  • In Jesus' Name (2001) 16mm
  • Jesus Wept (2001) 16mm
  • Christ on Cross (2001) 16mm
  • (Ca, F) Kindering (1987) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca) The Lion and the Zebra Make God's Raw Jewels (1999) 6 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Loom (1986) 50 min 16mm
    (Ca)Lovesong (2001) 12 min 16mm
    (Ca)Lovesong 2 (2001) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca)Lovesong 3 (2001) 10 min 16mm
    (Ca)Lovesong 4 (2001) 10 min 16mm
    (Ca)Lovesong 5 (2002) 2 min 16mm
    (Ca)Lovesong 6 (2002) 3:30 min 16mm
    (Ca) The Lost Films (1995) 45 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Loud Visual Noises (1988) 2.5 min 16mm (Also a sound version)
    Lovemaking (1968) Not in distribution
    (Ca, F) Loving (1957) 6 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Machine of Eden (1970) 14 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Made Manifest (1980) 12 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Mammals of Victoria (1994) 30 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Marilyn's Window (1988) 4 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Matins (1988) 2.5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F)Max (2002) 4 min 16mm
    "Meat Jewel" (incorporated into Dog Star Man: Part II, 1963)
    Micro-Garden (2002) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca)Moilsome Toilsome (1999) 5:30 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Mothlight (1963) 4 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Murder Psalm (1980) 16 min 16mm
    (F) My Mountain Song 27 (1968) 26 min
    (Ca, F) Naughts (1994) 5.5 min 16min
    (Ca, F)Night Mulch (2001) 2:30 min 16mm
    (Ca) Night Music (1986) 30 sec 16mm
    (Ca, F) Nightcats (1956) 8 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Nightmare Series (1978) 20 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Nodes (1981) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca)Occam's Thread (2001) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca) Oh Life--A Woe Story--The A Test News (1963) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Other (1980) 16mm
    (Ca, F)Panels for the Walls of Heaven (2002) 16mm
    (Ca) Paranoia Corridor (1995) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Pasht (1965) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca) Passage Through: A Ritual (1990) 33 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Peaceable Kingdom (1971) 8 min 16mm
    (Ca)The Persian Series 1-5 (1999) 15 min 16mm
    (Ca)The Persian Series 6-12 (2000) 18 min 16mm
    (Ca)The Persian Series 13-18 (2001) 11 min 16mm
    "The Pittsburgh Documents": (Eyes; Deus Ex; The Act of Seeing with One's Own Eyes (1971)
    (Ca)Polite Madness (1996) 2:30 min 16mm
    (Ca)Preludes 1-6 (1996) 11 min 16mm
    (Ca)Preludes 7-12 (1996) 14 min 16mm
    (Ca)Preludes 13-18 (1996) 11 min 16mm
    (Ca)Preludes 19-24 (1996) 9 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Presence (1972) 3.5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Process (1972) 13.5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Purity and After (1978) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca) Rage Net (1988) 30 sec 16mm
    (Ca, F) Reflections on Black (1955) 12 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Rembrandt, Etc. and Jane (1976) 17.5 min S8mm
    (Ca, F)Resurrectus Est (2002) 9 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Riddle of Lumen (1972) 17 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Roman Numeral Series (1979-80)
  • I (1979) 6 min 16mm
  • II (1979) 7 min 16mm
  • III (1980) 2 min 16mm
  • IV (1980) 2 min 16mm
  • V (1980) 3 min 16mm
  • VI (1980) 13 min 16mm
  • VII (1980) 5 min 16mm
  • VIII (1980) 4 min 16mm
  • IX (1980) 2 min 16mm
  • (Ca)Rounds (2001) 11 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) RR (1981) 8 min 16mm
    (Ca, FCa) Salome (1980) 3 min
    (Ca)SB (one minute for Vienna) (2002) 30 sec 16mm
    (Ca, F) Scenes from Under Childhood Section No.1 (1967) 25 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Scenes from Under Childhood Section No.2 (1969) 40 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Scenes from Under Childhood Section No.3 (1969) 25 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Scenes from Under Childhood Section No.4 (1970) 45 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Sexual Meditation: Faun's Room Yale (1972) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Sexual Meditation: Hotel (1972) 8 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Sexual Meditation No. 1: Motel (1970) 6 min 8mm, (1980) 16mm
    (Ca, F) Sexual Meditation: Office Suite (1972) 4 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Sexual Meditation: Open Field (1972) 8 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Sexual Meditation: Room with View (1971) 4 min 16mm
    (Ca)Sexual Saga (1996) 2:30 min 16mm
    (Ca)Shockingly Hot (1996) 4 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Shores of Phos: A Fable (1972) 10 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Short Films 1975 #1-10 (1975) 40 min 16mm
  • #1 2:45 min 16mm
  • #2 2:45 min 16mm
  • #3 1:45min 16mm
  • #4 1:45 min 16mm
  • #5 2:45 min 16mm
  • #6 6 min 16mm
  • #7 3 min 16mm
  • #8 2.5 min 16mm
  • #9 6 min 16mm
  • #10 6 min 16mm
  • (Ca, F) Short Films: 1976 (1976) 25 min 16mm
    Silent Sound Sense Stars Subotnick and Sender (1962)
    (Ca, F) Sincerity I (1973) 27 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Sincerity II (1975) 40 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Sincerity III (1978) 35 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Sincerity IV (1980) 40 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Sincerity V (1980) 45 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Sirius Remembered (1959) 12 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Skein (1974) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Sketches (1976) 9 min S8mm
    (Ca, F) Sluice (1978) 6 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Sol (1974) 4 min 16mm
    (F)Soldiers and Other Cosmic Objects (1977) 20:45min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Songs 1-7 (1964) 28 min 16mm (enlarged from 8mm in 1980)
  • Song I (1964) 4 min 8mm
  • Songs II & III (1964) 7 min 8mm
  • Song IV (1964) 4 min 8mm
  • Song V (1964) 7 min 8mm
  • Songs VI & VII (1964) 7 min 8mm
  • (An) Songs 1-14 (Songs #15-24 coming soon)
    (Ca, F) Songs 8-14 (1964-1965) 30 min 16mm (enlarged from 8mm in 1980)
  • Song VIII (1964) 4 min 8mm
  • Songs IX & X (1965) 10 min 8mm
  • Song XI (1965) 6 min 8mm
  • Song XII (1965) 6 min 8mm
  • Song XIII (1965) 6 min 8mm
  • Song XIV (1965) 3 min 8mm
  • Song 15 see XV Song Traits
    (Ca, F) Songs 16-22 (1966, 8mm/1984, 16mm) 49 min
  • Song XVI (1965) 8 min 8mm
  • Songs XVII & XVIII (1965) 7 min 8mm
  • Songs XIX & XX (1965) 8 min 8mm
  • Songs XXI & XXII (1966) 8 min 8mm
  • (Ca, F) Song 23 see 23rd Psalm Branch, Parts I and II and Coda
    (Ca, F) Songs 24-26 (1967-1968) 14.5 min 16mm
  • Songs XXIV & XXV (1967) 10 min 8mm
  • Song XXVI (1967) 8 min 8mm
  • (F) Song 27 see My Mountain
    (F) Song 27 (Part II) Rivers (1969) 36 min
    (Ca, F) Songs 28 and 29 (1966-86) 8 min 16mm
  • Song XXVIII (1968) 4 min 8mm
  • Song XXIX (1969) 4 min 8mm
  • (Ca)Spring Cycle (1995) 8:30 min 16mm
    (Ca)Stan's Window and Work in Progress (2003) 13 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Star Garden (1974) 22 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Stars Are Beautiful (1974) 19 min 16mm
    (Ca)Stately Mansions Did Decree (1999) 5:30 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Stellar (1993) 2.5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Study in Color and Black and White (1993) 2.5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Text of Light (1974) 71 min 16mm
    (Ca) The Thatch of Night (1990) 10 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Thigh Line Lyre Triangular (1961) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Thot Fal'n (1978) 9 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Three Films: Blue White, Blood's Tone, Vein (1965) 10 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Three Homerics (1993) 6 min 16mm
    ( F) Tortured Dust (1984) 88.5 min 16mm
    (Ca) "Tower House" (photographed for Joseph Cornell under working titles "Bolts of Melody" and "Portrait of Julie"; finally became Cornell's Centuries of June, 1955-196?) 11 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Tragoedia (1976) 35 min 16mm
    (Ca)Trilogy (1994) 18 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Trio (1976) 6.5 min S8mm (also 16mm)
    (F) The Trip to Door (1971)
    (Ca, F) Tryst Haunt (1993) 3 min 16mm
    (Ca) Tortured Dust (Part I-IV) (1984) 90 min 16mm
    (An, Ca, F) 23rd Psalm Branch: Part I (1966/78) 30 min 16mm
    (An, Ca, F) 23rd Psalm Branch: Part II and Coda (1967) 30 min 16mm
    (F) Two: Creeley/McClure (also incorporated in 15 Song Traits, 1965) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca)Two Found Objects of Charles Boultenhouse (1996) 7 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Unconscious London Strata (1981) 22 min 16mm
    Unglassed Windows Cast a Terrible Reflection (1953)
    (Ca) Untitled (For Marilyn) (1992) 11 min 16mm
    Untitled Film of Geoffery Holder's Wedding ( with Larry Jordan), (1955)
    (Ca, F)Very (2001) 3:30 min 16mm
    (Ca) Vision of the Fire Tree (1991) 16mm
    (Ca) Visions in Meditation #1 (1988) 20 min 16mm
    (Ca) Visions in Meditation #2: Mesa Verde (1989) 17 min 16mm
    (Ca) Visions in Meditation #3: Plato's Cave (1990) 18 min 16mm
    (Ca) Visions in Meditation #4: D.H. Lawrence (1990) 19 min 16mm
    (Ca)Water for Maya (2000) 5 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Way to Shadow Garden (1954) 10 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) We Hold These (1995) 12 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Wedlock House: An Intercourse (1959) 11 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) The Weir-Falcon Saga (1970) 30 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Western History (1971) 8 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Window Water Baby Moving (1959) 12 min 16mm
    (Ca, F) Window (1976) 10.5 min S8mm (also 16mm)
    Window Suite of Children's Songs (1969)
    (Ca, F) The Wold Shadow (1972) 16mm
    (F) The Women (1973)
    (Ca)Worm and Web Love (1999) 4:30 min 16mm
    (Ca)Yggdrasill Whose Roots Are Stars in the Human Mind (1997) 17 min 16mm
    Zone Moment (1956)

    Collections of Brakhage films soon available from Anthology Film Archives:


    Commercial Work


    The Ballad of the Colorado Ute (1961)
    The Colorado Legend (1961)
    Film on Chief Sitting Bull (1963-65)
    Film on Mt. Rushmore, photographed for Charles Nauman's Part II film on Korczak Ziolkowski (1963-65)
    Martin Missil Quartely Reports (1957)
    Mr. Tomkins Inside Himself (1962)
    "Opening" for G.E. Television Theatre (1958)
    Untitled Film on Pittsburgh (1959)

    (An) Available from Anthology Film Archives
    (Ca) Available from Canyon Cinema Cooperative
    (F) Available from Filmmakers Cooperative

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