1. Jane Wodening Brakhage, Eighteen Pages from her Scrapbooks, (1958-1967)

    Jane Wodening,(then Jane Brakhage), assembled three remarkable scrapbooks in the early 1960s, when she was the wife and muse of experimental film maker Stan Brakhage. Celebrated today as a pioneer in avant-garde cinema, Stan Brakhage was just gaining recognition for his non-narrative and hand painted films during the period documented by the scrapbooks. Wodening created the scrapbooks from literal “scraps” of their family life, Brakhage’s creative process, and the artistic communities of which they were a part. Pages are covered with the widest array of verbal and visual materials including but not limited to letters, manuscripts, photographs, original art, clippings, pamphlets, filmstrips, and flyers. The scrapbooks demonstrate, too, Jane’s own aesthetic vision and creative drive.

    The books document a crucial time in Stan Brakhage’s career (during which he made some 30 films, including Dog Star Man, one of his most important) and in the Brakhages’ lives, a period during which they encountered and shared lively creative exchanges with many filmmakers, artists, Beat Generation poets, and other writers. Writers and artists who are, in some way, “contributors” to the scrapbooks include: Kenneth Anger, Wallace Berman, Joseph Cornell, Robert Creeley, Guy Davenport, Ed Dorn, Robert Duncan, Jess, Robert Kelly, Gregory Markopoulos, Michael McClure, Jonas Mekas, Carolee Schneemann, and Louis Zukofsky. “We were all young and wild and articulate and creative,” Jane Wodening has written about the creative community of the period, “we were right; we were gods; we were going to change the world, bring it around to sheer truth.”


  1. funyunsand40s likes this
  2. jungledre reblogged this from superfuture
  3. superfuture reblogged this from rudygodinez
  4. thisdesertedhouse likes this
  5. cut-off-all-my-fingers likes this
  6. qwertery reblogged this from rudygodinez
  7. nycrimes likes this
  8. hairycrab likes this
  9. comfort-ably-numb reblogged this from airbornesubmarines
  10. krstfr99 reblogged this from blackandgreymagazine
  11. atfirstshesang likes this
  12. tinyhorsez likes this
  13. nightoftheghoulz reblogged this from satyremont
  14. high-lowbrow likes this
  15. iamlisteningtohearwhereur likes this
  16. nightoftheghoulz likes this
  17. satyremont reblogged this from rudygodinez
  18. artisticamateur reblogged this from kmbrlylng
  19. hipstercarrick likes this
  20. cloacadecasanueva likes this
  21. lucid3d reblogged this from seminaculture
  22. blackandgreymagazine reblogged this from rudygodinez and added:
    “We were all young and wild and articulate and creative,” Jane Wodening has written about the creative community of the...
  23. kawokub0 likes this
  24. envylocked likes this
  25. comfort-ably-numb likes this
  26. ilviaggiante likes this
  27. 27482 likes this
  28. izzymooney reblogged this from artspotting
  29. yonaspz likes this
  30. houbovapolivka likes this
  31. bshehehrj likes this
  32. just-like-romantic-verses likes this
  33. airbornesubmarines reblogged this from rudygodinez
  34. flagrantedelito reblogged this from rudygodinez
  35. crybaby-in-bloom reblogged this from rudygodinez
  36. jesuisjesus likes this
  37. thinkingimages likes this
  38. deweypetalchaperone likes this
  39. crybaby-in-bloom likes this
  40. aazzww likes this
  41. ymoh-co likes this
  42. saltarlosmuros likes this
  43. ladysalamandre likes this
  44. ohgeeog likes this
  45. benjmin likes this
  46. rotwein-trinkerin likes this
  47. thesummertimeproject likes this
  48. imm0rtaliity likes this
  49. edemmm likes this