Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren

A video art classic. 'Meshes of the Afternoon' directed by Maya Deren and her husband Alexander Hammid in 1943, is one of my all time favourite pieces of experimental video art. A truly beautiful, surreal, thought provoking, memory and imagination blurring, circular in narrative with weighted symbolism, black and white experimental film. Every time I watch this film it seems to have a profound affect on me, the film always relates to what ever my situation. Now that's a sign of a timeless film.

The editing and experimental camera work in 'Meshes of the Afternoon' is truly exquisite and defined with feeling, rigour and precision; an art form which many editors today should aim for and revisit throughout their practise. This particular work is influential and of great importance to film and contemporary cinema, think Chris Nolan's 'Inception' there are many references at work here... Stunning and gets me every time I watch it.