Dagie Brundert – Going All Natural
Dagie Brundert makes films like some singer songwriters compose songs: with an almost weekly regularity, inspired by the small occurrences of everyday life and always blended with the joys of life and with her own charm. For the artist, who committed herself mostly for super-8 film, simplicity is a must. Simplicity of means, low budget in production and improvised settings.
It is no wonder that she would discover caffenol and other natural ingredients for her filmmaking, i.e. for the development of her films – often in combination with expired Super-8 films, some of which have been of stock for many years.
In a series of new films, Dagie Brundert thus explores the theme of exotic developments with natural ingredients in films referring to their own making. On one hand this becomes a kind of minimalist procedure, if there wouldn’t be the filmmaker’s captivating humor. On the other hand it reflects on one of the messages of Dagie: DIY and appreciate the process of making!
Directors Lounge Screening is delighted to present this new series of films by Dagie Brundert, which have been digitally mastered and edited, in combination with a number of old treasures, presented in original Super-8. Expect “Dagie at her Best” – the artist will present and comment on her own films. And of course, she will be available for Q&A.