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Light at the end of the tunnel. Film updates

 Autumn – Moscow. The dark evenings come earlier and earlier with every passing day. Coming to the end of the edit on The Japanese Garden – Landscape and Meaning. Still not entirely happy with the title. However I don’t want anything to prosaic which might be misleading. Writing something which will introduce the film as a kind of announcement of release. Work has piled up behind this film including The Stanislavsky Documentary film “Stanislavsky and the Metamorphosis of Russian Theatre” and some related writing projects which I am working on. There is no other way however to make progress otherwise the quality of the film suffers if you try and rush things. Today manged to get to grips with and complete some computer graphics and effects which have been giving me difficulties. I feel like I haven’t been out for days although this is not true. The feeling with this film is that I have been ensconced in a long tunnel neither looking right or left and despite the pleasure and experience I have derived from this film I really want to get it finished and move forward with other projects.

I tried to contact the Utsunumiyo Museum in  Japan with regard to selling the film “Alexander Rodchenko and the Russian Avant-garde” as part of their exhibition “Alexander Rodchenko and Varvara Stepanova”. Its was difficult to negotiate with them but I will ask Akira Suzuki to help with the negotiations.

The Moscow Garage and Meyerhold Film -Reprise

Excellent news about the film “Meyerhold Theatre and the Russian Avant-garde”. The film has been selected as part of the “100 years of performance” in Moscow along with films byYoko Onoand other film makers, which is being held at the Garage in Moscow. The exhibition is a 100 year history of theatre using film and video installations.The Garage is a new venue for modern art in Moscow. It is a converted bus garage which was designed by the grat Russian avant-garde architect and artist Konstantin MelnikovContinue reading

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