Wednesday, May 04, 2011

seed in the sand

Some time ago, a friend of mine in the US, knowing of my fondness for the films of the Quay Brothers and Jan Svankmajer sent me a copy of a film of which I had never heard: Christiane Cegavske's melancholy and beautiful "Blood, Tea and Red String". The same friend today contacted me to tell me that Cegavske is making a new film - Seed in the Sand" - and is using a novel method of raising funds by public subscription. Given the cutbacks and attacks on "the arts" in general, this struck me as an interesting way of raising funds for arts - not wholly satisfactory, but certainly better than being cut off from funding entirely - and have pledged my support.

Anyone interested in the project can find details here.