Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present

Root Event

werkleitz Biennale 2006 Happy Believers

Parent Event

Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present
USA 1973

A rapturous audiovisual mix. The film cobines the face of a women in ecstatic, contemplative prayer with shots of an animal rights activist, and a scantily clad model advertising Russian cars at an International Auto Show in New York.
Thank You Jesus for the Eternal Present is a series, of which this first segment has been completed.

As George Landow, Owen Land was one of the most original American filmmakers of the 1960s and 1970s. His early materialist works anticipated ‘structural film’, the definition of which provoked his rejection of film theory and convention. The uniqueness of Land’s mature work lies in the skillful fusion of reason and, significantly, the humour that distances it from the supposedly ‘boring’ world of experimental film.

US 1973, 5 min, 16 mm, engl