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Dripping Water

Dripping Water
Director: Joyce Wieland

Canada, experimental, 1969, 12 min

Only a crystal white plate and water dripping from the ceiling is shown on the screen. The film’s music is precisely the sound of dripping water. According to Jonas Mekas, only St. Francis could’ve looked at water with such respect and such great love. Canadian artist Joyce Wieland’s creation “Dripping water”, though simple it may seem, makes the viewer open his eyes and look at the world from a different angle – with love of even the smallest surrounding detail.

About the director:

Joyce Wieland (1931–1998) was a Canadian experimental filmmaker and artist. Wieland challenged the avant-garde film boundaries of her time and tried to make people realize the everyday miracles of life with her movies. Creating a relatively small number of films, the director received a lot of attention and recognition. The works of this filmmaker astound one with their meditative simplicity and the intensity of thought. Wieland is also known as a gifted installation artist.

Section: Special Screenings: Avantgarde women programme curated by Jonas Mekas

Dir. of Photography: Joyce Wieland