The Wire


An exclusive excerpt from Martina Kudlácek's film about Marie Menken.

View an excerpt from Martina Kudlácek's 2006 film on the influential New York experimental film maker, artist and woman-about-town, Marie Menken. Given access to Menken's archive by her nephew, Kudlácek mixes rare footage with a soundtrack by John Zorn and interviews with Menken's contemporaries, including Kenneth Anger, Stan Brakhage, Gerard Malanga, Jonas Mekas and Billy Name.

Written and directed by Martina Kudláček, camera: Martina Kudláček, editor: Henry Hills, sound: Judy Karp, original Music: John Zorn.

Watch a solo drum performance by Ikuro Takahashi

In February 2010, Japanese percussionist Ikuro Takahashi performed at Akebono Art and Community Centre in Sapporo, capital city of Japan’s northernmost main island Hokkaido. Film maker Mikio Saito was there to capture it