Jonas Mekas

Jonas Mekas is an American director of Lithuanian origin and one of the most prominent film poets and experimenters of world cinematography

Images

1.

Someone
stands

where he
waded in,
midstream.

Nothing
seems
to be
bothering
him,

standing
there
calm,
stock
still,
to watch

the
float
bobbing,
fog
drifting.


2.

Once
again,
it's
raining.

I
lie
here
and
listen

to
rain
drops
breaking

on the
yard

as
though
raining
into
the soul
itself.

3.

The man
sitting

deep in
orchard
shade

is
watching
appletrees
the heat
struck

sky
all
trembling
linden.

Odnikud:  2

Je tady slovo
a hudba

toho slova.

A jsou tady

věci,
sny

a
obrazy.

Vybírám
jednu věc

ona                            
sama                            

je
poezií,

snem
a

skutečností:

ars

poetica.


 


Jonas Mekas (1922)

Jonas Mekas (1922) is an American director of Lithuanian origin and one of the most prominent film poets and experimenters of world cinematography. Since the sixties, dozens of his films have embraced a wide variety of film forms ranging from conceptual, self-reflective film essays to spontaneous diary films. He also contributed to the American avant-garde with his critical works and publications as well as with organizational activities. He is a co-founder of institutions that helped the avant-garde and independent films to reach wider audiences and preserve them for the future: the Filmmakers Coop distribution company and the Anthology Film Archive. He makes video diaries that are currently posted at www.jonasmekas.com.