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

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

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    kid37 says:

    Might be of interest: Right now there's a Show of Svankmajers works (films, sculptures, drawings) at the Kunsthalle in Vienna.

    September 16th, 2011 at 12:04 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Course it's of interest! Thank you kindly! x

    September 16th, 2011 at 1:17 pm

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    Anonymous says:

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    September 16th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

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    AkaTako says:

    I'm going to the Quay Bros screening at MoMA!!! (I'm excited, can you tell?) If you are a member of the museum you can reserve tickets online. Otherwise, I think they must be purchased day of the showing.

    September 20th, 2011 at 4:25 am

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    Suzanne says:

    Weeeeee! Lucky you! Whenever I hear "MoMA" these days, I get nervous convulsions because of this: http://www.pippinbarr.com/games/theartistispresent/TheArtistIsPresent.html

    September 20th, 2011 at 12:31 pm

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    AkaTako says:

    Ha! I had not seen that before. I happened to go to the MoMA while "The Artist is Present" was there - oddly mesmerizing. But I think my mother thought it was as interesting as the pippinbarr version.

    September 23rd, 2011 at 3:44 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Haha! I would probably have thought the same as your mum - I very much prefer Ana Mendieta to Abramovic. Anyways, I made it through, btw:


    September 23rd, 2011 at 3:52 pm

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    AkaTako says:

    Your perseverance is astounding! I gave up after about 15 seconds. Lasted a fraction longer at the real life version.

    The Quay bros were amazing last night (of course). And now I desperately want to go to the Mütter. ;)

    September 25th, 2011 at 4:05 pm

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    Suzanne says:

    Haha! Or call it "masochism".

    Going to the Mütter is still one of my biggest dreams. One day, one day...

    September 26th, 2011 at 2:57 pm

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