Film Programme: Resonating Structures (Gardens)
Image: Marie Menken, Glimpse of the Garden, 1957, 16mm film transferred to digital file, colour, sound, 5 min. Courtesy The Film-Makers’ Cooperative.
Film Programme: Resonating Structures (Gardens)
05 Nov 2019 - 17 Nov 2019  12PM – 7PM

Marie Menken, Glimpse of the Garden
United States 1957

16mm film transferred to digital file, colour, sound, 5 min

Glimpse of the Gardenis an experimental film that transports its audiences to a garden, with the chirping of birds forming its soundtrack. It gives a glimpse of the vastness of the landscape which includes a lake, while also showing pure visuals of flowers and plants filmed through a powerful magnifying glass. At most times, the pace is fast, with shots appearing to be taken randomly or from a flying insect’s perspective. In 1958, the film won an award at the Exposition Universelle et Internationale at Brussels. In 2007, the film was nominated for the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in Washington.

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore)
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Tue - Sun: 12.00 - 7.00pm
Fri: 12.00 - 9.00pm
Mon: Closed
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