Maya Deren

Maya Deren was considered to be one of the first important American experimental filmmakers. Pink Pigeon provided DVD Authoring and Video Encoding services to Tate Modern for the exhibition display of Meshes of the Afternoon.

Deren was born in Kiev, Ukraine, and moved to America with her family as a child. As an artist filmmaker, she opposed Hollywood’s monopoly on cinema, believing it to be “a major obstacle to the definition and development of motion pictures as a creative fine-art form.” She famously used to say;
“I make my pictures for what Hollywood spends on lipstick”. Deren died in 1961, aged 44.

25 April 2007 by Will

We were asked by Tate Modern to make the display DVD of Maya Deren's Meshes of the Afternoon, one of the most influential films in experimental cinema. - read more