Spreading fear and mayhem in the visual arts.

Quay Brothers' "Through the Weeping Glass" in Philadelphia, New York & L.A.

by Suzanne on September 15th, 2011


Still from Through the Weeping Glass by the Quay Brothers, via Morbid Anatomy

A while ago, the lovely Joanna of Morbid Anatomy fame shared the details for the premiere of Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum) - the Quay Brothers' new 30 min documentary film for and about the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the Mütter Museum.

Apart from an exhibition at the Mütter itself, there's also going to be three screenings of the new movie, the first one on Sep 22 in Philadelphia at the Mütter, a 2nd one will take place on Sep 24 at the MoMA in New York and the final screening will be presented by L.A.'s fantastic Museum of Jurassic Technology on Sep 27 at the Cary Grant Theatre.

Now, as this has been advertised for a while already, it seems that the screening at the Mütter is sold out but there's a waiting list. The MoMA listing doesn't have any booking information so I must assume it's sold out too and so is the L.A. event. HOWEVER, as we all know from sold-out events, if you are smart and eager enough, I'm sure you can get hold of a ticket... somehow. Darwinism and all that.

And you know why it's totally worth the effort? Cause, yes, the brothers will be present at all three screenings for talks and questions.

Some time after these initial screenings, the film will be made available on DVD with an accompanying booklet. I'll keep you posted on that.

In the highly unlikely case you've never heard of the Quay Brothers, here's the visually epic 2nd part of one of my favourite works by them, Street of Crocodiles from 1986 (1st part is here if you want to watch in context).

And if you like what you see, do check out the works of Jan Svankmajer and Ladislas Starevich - again, only in the unlikely case you live under a rock.

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by suzanne_tumblr on September 6th, 2009

I don’t quite know where this sudden Quay Brothers obsession resurfaced from, but I really don’t mind. After all, they’re my favourite brothers after my own brother, the Grimm Brothers and the Chapman Brothers.

by suzanne_tumblr on September 4th, 2009

Dormitorium: Film Decors by the Quay Brothers” Exhibition, Parsons, NYC (via Morbid Anatomy)

I missed this when it was in Brighton (sic!) mainly because I’m a massive idiot and I could still flagellate myself for it.

Actually…

… OUCH! o_O