In our first face to face interview in a long time, we talk to New York based filmmaker Mark Street.
In his artist statement Mark says, “My work ranges from abstract hand-manipulated pieces to work that involves found footage, to feature length improvised narratives. Each film attempts to investigate new terrain, and avoids being confined by a specific look or mood.”
The idea of not being confined was a recurring theme in our chat, we also discuss working with found footage, his adventures using Super 8mm film, and of course, Stan Brakhage who you will hear from at the top of this episode.
Mark shared a memory of having Adolfas Mekas as a tutor in the Brooklyn Rail
Filmmakers mentioned in the interview include Marie Menken, Carolee Schneemann, Barbara Hammer and Stan Brakhage.
Rebecca Barten and David Sherman, and the Total Mobile Home microcinema, click here for writings, programmes and images.
We talk about his film 'Zoom' in terms of working with found footage, watch an excerpt here.
The Photographer Robert Frank.
The article 'In Defense of Street Photography in an iPhone Age'published in Filmmaker Magazine.
Marks films are available from Canyon Cinema or The Film-Maker’s Cooperative
Experimental film and installation artist Jason Moyes lives and works in rural Scotland and has been exploring the moving image since 2007. His work has been shown in the UK, North America, Europe and Asia. He is a founding member of the Moving Image Makers Collective.
Into the Mothlight is sponsored by The Film and Video Poetry Society.