Whole Grain: Experiments in Film & Video - Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti

Join us on Saturday, November 11, at 4:00 pm, for a screening of pioneering filmmaker Maya Deren’s Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti, an experimental documentary about dance and possession in Haitian Vodou. Shot between 1947 and 1952, and edited and completed after Deren’s death, the film consists primarily of images of dancing and bodies in motion during rituals in various Rada and Petro services. Deren’s film was based on her book of the same name, which served as inspiration to artist Willie Cole’s To get to the other side, currently on display in the Tang’s exhibtion Other Side: Art, Object, Self. This event is part of Whole Grain, our new experimental film and video series.

The Whole Grain series presents six programs that explore classic and contemporary work in experimental film and video. The schedule in brief:

  • Saturday, October 7, 4 pm: Found-footage pioneer Bruce Conner
  • Thursday, October 26, 7 pm: Contemporary digital animation
  • Saturday, November 4, 4 pm: Short films in the Cubist film tradition
  • Saturday, November 11, 4 pm: Maya Deren’s experimental documentary on Haitian Vodou
  • Thursday, November 16, 7 pm: A feature-length exploration of the animated GIF
  • Saturday, December 2, 4 pm: The campy world of brothers George and Mike Kuchar
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