Kurt Kren - Which Way to CA?
Called the ‘father of postwar European avant-garde cinema’ and regarded in some circles as the continental equivalent of America’s Stan Brakhage, Kren began making experimental short films in 8mm in the early 1950s, moving up to 16mm in 1957. His subjects were everyday objects — walls, trees, people — but manipulated according to amusingly elaborate diagrams and charts that showed a sensibility both rigorous and whimsical. ‘Which Way to CA?’ collects 18 films from 1968-1990. Includes 26/71: Cartoon: Balzac and the Eye of God and No Film among others.