FLIP Book
Jan Saudek, Prague Printemps
Joel-Peter Witkin, L’image indélébile



FLIP Book Directed by Sue Kenney Stone by Stone Productions Canada, 2006, 4 min 15,000 digital images, two days, one literary event: The Muskoka Novel Marathon.

Jan Saudek, Prague Printemps (Prague Spring) Directed by Jérôme de Missolz Lieurac Productions France, 1990, 26 min Prague Printemps is a rare portrait of the celebrated Czech photographer toiling in his studio during the final days of communism. Saudek demonstrates his process for creating his trademark hand-tinted images of nude figures that are surrounded by bare plaster walls and cloudy skies outside lone windows. Sexual yet disturbing, dreamy and bleak, Saudek's images commemorate personal erotic freedom, but risk censorship from the authorities. NOTE: Film is in Czech with French subtitles only

Joel-Peter Witkin, L’image indélébile (The Indelible Image) Directed by Jérôme de Missolz Lieurac Production France, 1994, 55 min Witkin's photographs of corpses, dwarfs, transsexuals and the physically deformed are often considered shocking and controversial. The American artist makes no apologies in this obscure documentary recently revived in France. L’image indélébile captures Witkin making elaborate tableaux and one includes drawing on a decomposing horse's head. Is he exploitive or original? NOTE: Some images may disturb