Jonas Mekas – Excerpts from the 6th letter (Filmed correspondence)
Another day, another late night
In thought what I’m doing is I’m just filming,
I’m taping, videotaping moments of life around me
Friends, my own life, details
What I do and what you see
Is moment, fragment, detail recorded with my videocamera
While the life continues
Why I tape those 15 sec or one, two minutes, and not the rest of the day?
That’s the beauty of life
That we keep going
And no explanation here is really needed
Explanation is only part of the game
Jonas Mekas (1922)
Jonas Mekas (1922) is a distinguished video experimenter, avant-garde filmmaker, poet and essayist of Lithuanian origin. He founded the magazine Film Culture. He is mainly known for his unique videos shot with a hand-held camera. The filmed letters exchanged between him and the Spanish director, Jose Luis Guerín, will be presented at this year‘s Jihlava IDFF.