Stan Brakhage1971-1980ExperimentalUSA

Stan Brakhage – Roman Numeral Series I (1979)

Roman Numeral Series I (1979)
Roman Numeral Series I (1979)

“An attempt to conjure pictorially, from the mind, an image that isn’t referential: I’d like to give something back, not a picture of a flower, but some flower that couldn’t exist except on film.”

“Roman Numerals is a series of films which would ordinarily be called ‘abstract’, ‘non-objective’, ‘non-representational’, etc. I cannot tolerate any of those terms and, in fact, had to struggle against all such historical concepts to proceed with my work. Midst creative process, the sound ‘imagnostic’ kept ringing in my ears. It seems to be an enjambment of Latin and Greek, but Charlton T. Lewis’ Elementary Latin Dictionary gives me (via Guy Davenport): ‘image’…Sanscrit=ALC=’like’, GNOSIS ‘knowledge’, GNOSTIC = AGNOSCO=’to recognise/to know’ and the happier IMAGINOSUS ‘full of fancies’/’fantasies’, illustrated by Catullus’ singular use (perhaps creation of the term?) in the line ‘his mind solidly filled with the fancies of a girl’. Even though exhausted by this etymological pursuit, and despite my prejudice against taking on ‘foreign airs’ of tongue, ‘Imagnostic’ keeps singing in my head and escaping my lips in conversation.”

– Stan Brakhage

Roman Numeral Series I (1979)
Roman Numeral Series I (1979)
Stan Brakhage - 1979 - Roman Numeral Series I.mkv

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