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A selection of glass slide transparencies
To mark the publication of the first book on the painter and experimental filmmaker Sara Kathryn Arledge (1911–1998), SERENE FOR THE MOMENT: SARA KATHRYN ARLEDGE, we present a selection of her films and hand-painted glass slide transparencies.
Recorded biographical presentation on Arledge by Terry Cannon
To mark the publication of the first book on the painter and experimental filmmaker Sara Kathryn Arledge (1911–1998), SERENE FOR THE MOMENT: SARA KATHRYN ARLEDGE, we present a selection of her films and hand-painted glass slide transparencies.
Interior Garden II
To mark the publication of the first book on the painter and experimental filmmaker Sara Kathryn Arledge (1911–1998), SERENE FOR THE MOMENT: SARA KATHRYN ARLEDGE, we present a selection of her films and hand-painted glass slide transparencies.
Introspection
To mark the publication of the first book on the painter and experimental filmmaker Sara Kathryn Arledge (1911–1998), SERENE FOR THE MOMENT: SARA KATHRYN ARLEDGE, we present a selection of her films and hand-painted glass slide transparencies.
What Is a Man?
To mark the publication of the first book on the painter and experimental filmmaker Sara Kathryn Arledge (1911–1998), SERENE FOR THE MOMENT: SARA KATHRYN ARLEDGE, we present a selection of her films and hand-painted glass slide transparencies.
Sara Kathryn Arledge’s Films and Art Livestream Conversation
Watch a live illustrated presentation on the book SERENE FOR THE MOMENT: SARA KATHRYN ARLEDGE by its editor, Irene Georgia Tsatsos, Director of Exhibition Programs/Chief Curator at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena. Filmmaker Kerry Laitala will read from Arledge’s memoir “Madness in Memory,” and Tsatsos and Los Angeles Filmforum Executive Director Adam Hyman will read from a conversation with Terry Cannon; both are included in SERENE FOR THE MOMENT, and part of the Arledge paper collection housed at BAMPFA's Film Library and Study Center.
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To mark the publication of the first book on the painter and experimental filmmaker Sara Kathryn Arledge (1911–1998), Serene for the Moment: Sara Kathryn Arledge, we present a selection of digital copies of hand-painted glass transparencies she made while teaching at California College of Arts and Crafts. Curator Terry Cannon described them as “akin to viewing a shimmering stained-glass window.” As they were difficult to present in public venues, Arledge also documented them in several of her films, including Interior Garden II. Her first film, Introspection, an early dance film, was shown in San Francisco’s Art in Cinema series in 1947. The Armory exhibition from which the book arose described Arledge as “an under-recognized painter and innovator of mid-20th century experimental cinema” and “a prolific artist who emphasized the eerie in the mundane and the disorienting in the beautiful. Arledge worked at the margins of art history, shaping her practice with idiosyncratic personal myth.’” Presented in memory of Terry Cannon (1953–2020), who arranged for Arledge’s paper, glass transparency, and film collection to come to BAMPFA. The Film Library and Study Center recently received a grant from California Revealed to digitize the paper collection.


A selection of glass slide transparencies

US, 1947–50

c. 10 mins

Digital streaming

Source: BAMPFA


Recorded biographical presentation on Arledge by Terry Cannon

Recorded June 30, 2018 at BAMPFA 

c. 10 mins 

Digital streaming

Source: BAMPFA 


Interior Garden II

US, 1978

8 mins

Color

16mm, Digital streaming 


Introspection

US, 1941–47

7 mins

Color

16mm, Digital streaming


What Is a Man? 

US, 1958

10 mins

Color

16mm, Digital streaming

Source: BAMPFA Collection


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  • Year
    1947–50
  • Runtime
    10 minutes
  • Language
    Silent
  • Country
    United States
  • Director
    Sara Kathryn Arledge