The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes

"The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes" (1971) is a short silent documentary on autopsies by Stan Brakhage.

The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes

The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes

Stan Brakhage's somewhat notorious "documentary" of human autopsies, The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes (1971), tries to fashion a light poem from images of dissection, but the inevitable failure of such lyricism to subsume the corpses turns the film into a haunting evocation of death.

US, color, silent, 32min, 1971

http://vimeo.com/31369640

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