Stan Brakhage’s obsession with creating films is like the attraction of an insect to the light: compulsive, inexplicable and self-destructive. In Mothlight, he bypasses the camera and presses pieces of dead moths onto a clear strip of 16mm film, leading to a resurrection in the projector’s beam.

The other films shown within The Wonders of Nature

Filmmaker
Stan Brakhage
Country
USA
Year
1963
Medium
16mm
Length
4’
Language
silent
Producer
Stan Brakhage
Sales
Canyon Cinema