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Flesh Into Light

The Films of Amy Greenfield

Over her more than four-decade career, New York-based filmmaker, performer, and writer Amy Greenfield has achieved widespread critical acclaim for her genre-bending films which cross the boundaries of experimental film, video art, and multimedia performance—from her feature film, Antigone/Rites Of Passion, to her major new live multimedia work, Spirit in the Flesh. Exploring the dynamism of movement and the resilience of the human spirit, Greenfield creates a new visual and kinetic language of cinema.

An innovative exploration of an artist whom Cineaste called “the most important practitioner of experimental film-dance,” Flesh Into Light covers Greenfield’s entire career and draws attention to the more than thirty films, holographic sculptures, and video installations of this important American artist.

138 pages | 30 halftones | 7 x 9 | © 2012

Film Studies

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Table of Contents

Flesh Into Light: The Films of Amy Greenfield
      Robert A. Haller

1. Beginnings
2. Planning and Discovery
3. Holograms and late 1970s
4. 1980s and Antigone
5. 1990s: Performance and the Cycles of Light
6. 2000s: The Body Songs
7. 8 Perspectives

Appendix 1: Filmography of Amy Greenfield through 2009
Appendix 2: Fragments: Mysterious Beginnings and Fragments: Mat/Glass and One O One
Appendix 3: Raw-Edged Women and MUSEicof the Body
Appendix 4: Six notions and a question about my work in video
Appendix 5: The Clock Tower
Appendix 6: Bibliography
Appendix 7: Greenfield on Greenfield

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