The Very Eye of Night

Maya Deren

USA, 1958
15 minutes, B&W, opt
Available formats: 16mm / BluRay / HD Digital file

A shimmering constellation of stars established the background for negative images of figures resembling Greek Gods superimposed on and magically transported along the milky way. Deren called it her ‘ballet of night’, an ethereal dance within a nocturnal space that focused on the spectacle rather than the narrative.