Jonas Mekas, Travel Songs​

Jonas Mekas, Travel Songs​

Jonas Mekas, Travel Songs (still), 1967-1981.

Bar Laika presents
Jonas Mekas, Travel Songs​
November 15, 2018, 9pm
Bar Laika by e-flux
224 Greene Avenue
New York, NY 11238

Bar Laika is proud to present Travel Songs by our neighbor Jonas Mekas.

Drawn together from two decades of itinerant shooting in Europe, Travel Songs (1967-1981, 25 minutes) evokes Jonas Mekas' improvisatory approach to sightseeing, with Assisi, Moscow, and Stockholm all filtered through his singularly animated lens. Though tuned to fine-grained particularities of landscape and culture, Travel Songs is finally a testament to the razzle-dazzle Mekas seems to find no matter where he goes.

Jonas Mekas is a Lithuanian American filmmaker, poet and artist who has often been called "the godfather of American avant-garde cinema". His work has been exhibited in museums and festivals worldwide. Mekas lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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