Brakhage devoted his life to exploring the nature of perception and developing stages of human consciousness through painting directly onto film, baking it in the oven, ironing it, herding brine shrimp onto it, and reanimating moth wings resurrected from incineration on lightbulbs.
Brakhage once said, "My source is as real as it gets. If you use the word “documentary” accurately, these particular hand painted films of mine would be more documentary than what’s ordinarily on PBS. They are tabulated to...that world of inner streaming, unnameable, ineffable... non-verbal, non-symbolic, non-numerical...streaming thinking, which is intrinsic to being human."
The Downtown Fullerton Art Walk is this Friday, June 7th from 6-10pm. It is open to the public and it is FREE.