#FoundFootage: Luminairesby kurtinaitis | created - 09 Jun 2018 | updated - 01 Sep 2018 | Public
1. Bruce Conner
Bruce Conner was born in McPherson, Kansas, in 1933 and studied art at Wichita University, the University of Nebraska, the Brooklyn Art School, and the University of Colorado. Moving to San Francisco in 1957, Conner became involved with the Beatniks. He continued to live and work in San Francisco, ...
Director | The Children's Jury
Joseph Cornell was born on December 24, 1903 in Nyack, New York, USA. He was a director and writer, known for The Children's Jury (1938), The Midnight Party (1969) and Bookstalls (1938). He died on December 29, 1972 in Queens, New York City, New York.
3. Esfir Shub
Esfir Shub was born into a family of landowners. She studied literature in Moscow, but after Revolution she began to attend the classes at the Institute for Women's Higher Education and then got a job as a 'theater officer' at the State Commissariat of Education. In the theatre she worked in ...
4. Ken Jacobs
Director | New York Ghetto Fishmarket 1903
Ken Jacobs was born on May 25, 1933 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He is a director and editor, known for New York Ghetto Fishmarket 1903 (2007), Return to the Scene of the Crime (2008) and Star Spangled to Death (2004). He is married to Flo Jacobs. They have two children.
Director | The Village Detective
Bill Morrison was born in Chicago, Illinois, USA. He is a director and editor, known for Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016), The Great Flood (2013), The Miners' Hymns (2011), Spark of Being (2010), Light Is Calling (2004) and Decasia (2002). Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016) won a Critics' Choice Award ...
Director | Spectres of the Spectrum
Craig Baldwin attended lectures by the experimental film-maker Bruce Conner during his studies at San Francisco State University. He also studied the work of Dziga Vertov, John Heartfield, Robert Nelson, Paul Sharits and other artists who use found images. Baldwin is also active in performance, ...
Director | Human Remains
Jay Rosenblatt is an internationally recognized artist who has been working as an independent filmmaker since 1980 and has completed over twenty-five films. His work explores our emotional and psychological cores. They are personal in their content yet universal in their appeal. Jay's films have ...
Director | Memories
The German film director, screenwriter and media artist Harun Farocki was born on the 9th January 1944 in Nový Jicín [Neutitschein], at that time a part of Czechoslovakia annexed by the Third Reich. He was the son of an immigrated Indian doctor and a German woman. Farocki first studied Theatre, ...
Director | Pierrot le Fou
Jean-Luc Godard was born in Paris on December 3, 1930, the second of four children in a bourgeois Franco-Swiss family. His father was a doctor who owned a private clinic, and his mother came from a preeminent family of Swiss bankers. During World War II Godard became a naturalized citizen of ...
10. Gustav Deutsch
Director | Shirley: Visions of Reality
Born Vienna 1952, Drawings since 1962, Music since 1964, Photography since 1967, Architecture since 1970, Videos since 1977, Films since 1981, Sounds since 1981, Performances since 1983 in Austria, France, Germany, Luxemburg, England, Marocco, Greece and Turkey
16. Martin Arnold
Director | Alone. Life Wastes Andy Hardy
Born 1959 in Vienna. Studied Psychology and History of Art at Vienna University. Free-lance film maker since 1987. Founding member of Sixpack Film. Organisor of several avant-garde film festivals in Vienna. Presentation of a selection of Austrian avant-garde films at American cinematheques in 1990....
Producer | The Clock
Christian Marclay is a producer and director, known for The Clock (2010), Telephones (1995) and George Maciunas: Duet for Full Bottle and Wine Glass Performed by Hannah Kemp-Welch (2015).
Director | Outer Space
Born in 1958 in Vienna. 1979 - 84 stay in Berlin. Filmmaker since 1979. Studied philosophy. Doctoral thesis: ^ÓFilm as Art. Towards a critical aesthetics of cinematography^Ô (1985/86). 1989 National Art Award for Film. Teaches filmmaking at the Academy of Art, Linz. Founding member of Sixpack Film....
22. Virgil Widrich
Director | Fast Film
Virgil Widrich was born in Salzburg on 16th of May, 1967, the son of Gerheid and Hans Widrich. Started working with film at the age of 12, producing a number of Super 8 movies. In 1990, he became a director's assistant for John Bailey in Hollywood ("The Search for Intelligent Life in the Universe" ...
23. Adam Curtis
Adam Curtis was born on May 26, 1955 in Dartford, Kent, England as Kevin Adam Curtis. He is a director and producer, known for The Power of Nightmares: The Rise of the Politics of Fear (2004), Pandora's Box (1992) and HyperNormalisation (2016).
26. Sergey Loznitsa
Director | Donbass
Sergei Loznitsa, Ukrainian film maker, was born on September, 5th 1964 in Baranovichi, USSR. He grew up in Kiev, and in 1987 graduated from the Kiev Polytechnic with a degree in Applied Mathematics. In 1987-1991 Sergei worked as a scientist at the Kiev Institute of Cybernetics, specializing in ...
27. Johan Grimonprez
Director | Shadow World
Johan Grimonprez (Belgium, 1962) studied at the School of Visual Arts and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York.
Grimonprez's work dances on the borders of practice and theory, art and cinema, documentary and fiction, demanding a double take on the part of the viewer. ...
28. Mikhail Romm
Director | Chelovek No. 217
Mikhail Romm was born in 1901, into a Russian-Jewish family, in the Siberian city of Irkutsk, Russia. He served in the Red Army in 1918-21 as an Inspector of the Special Forces for Food Supplies. He was in charge of confiscations of bread and food from the wealthier farmers (kulaks) in Central ...
29. Jonas Mekas
Director | The Brig
Jonas Mekas, born December 24, 1922, Semeniskiai, Birzai, Lithuania, is a director, cinematographer, editor, writer, actor, poet, artist and publicist. More than 60 years of tireless work in film, arts and media has earned him the epithet "The Godfather of American Avant-Garde Cinema". In 1944 ...
31. Stan Brakhage
Director | The Loom
Stan Brakhage was born on January 14, 1933 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA as Robert Sanders. He was a director and cinematographer, known for The Loom (1986), The God of Day Had Gone Down Upon Him (2000) and Persian Series (2001). He was married to Marilyn Jull and Jane Brakhage. He died on March 9,...
38. Jack Haley Jr.
Producer | Hollywood and the Stars
Jack Haley Jr. was born on October 25, 1933 in Los Angeles, California, USA as John Joseph Haley Jr. He was a producer and director, known for Hollywood and the Stars (1963), Movin' with Nancy (1967) and 100 Years of the Hollywood Western (1994). He was married to Liza Minnelli. He died on April 21...
39. Robert Youngson
Director | World of Kids
Robert Youngson was born on November 27, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. He was a director and writer, known for World of Kids (1951), This Mechanical Age (1954) and The Golden Age of Comedy (1957). He was married to Jeanne Youngson. He died on April 8, 1974 in New York City.
40. Lowell Thomas
Lowell Thomas filmed Major T.E. Lawrence and his Arab army fighting the Ottoman Turks in the deserts of Palestine in early 1917 during WWI. It was he who coined the phrase "Lawrence of Arabia"' and with his film and the following publicity made Lawrence perhaps the greatest legend of the Twentieth ...
42. Vicki Bennett
Director | We Are Not Amused
Vicki Bennett is a director and editor, known for We Are Not Amused (2013) and Nothing Can Turn Into a Void: An Art Apart: People Like Us (2015).
Director | Couch Destruction: Angel Release
Raphael Montañez Ortíz was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1934. He began his studies in architecture and then moved to the field of fine art. He received both his BFA and MFA from Pratt Institute. After earning his MFA in 1964, he continued his education at the Teachers College of Columbia ...
51. Johann Lurf
Director | VERTIGO RUSH
Born 1982 he studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna graduating from Harun Farocki's class in 2009. The artist and filmmaker uses the moving image to analyze and restructure space and film. His practice involves documentary strategies and found footage to reflect on cinematic language itself....