AUGUST AND AFTER / Nathaniel Dorsky
8.5 x 11 inches (image size 4.5 x 6), archival pigment print
Stamped and numbered, in an edition of 50
The Song Cave is very excited to celebrate the remarkable work of the preeminent American avant-garde experimental filmmaker Nathaniel Dorsky with a limited-edition print, entitled August and After. The image is a still, chosen for us by Dorsky, from his film of the same name, made in 2012 after the passing of his two dear friends Carla Liss and George Kuchar.
"In film, there are two ways of including human beings. One is depicting human beings. Another is to create a film form which, in itself, has all the qualities of being human: tenderness, observation, fear, relaxation, the sense of stepping into the world and pulling back, expansion, contraction, changing, softening, tenderness of heart. The first is a form of theater and the latter is a form of poetry.“ - Nathaniel Dorsky
Nathaniel Dorsky was a visiting instructor at Princeton University in 2008 and he has been the recipient of many awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, grants from the National Endowment of the Arts, two from the Rockefeller Foundation, and one from the LEF Foundation, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and the California Arts Council. He has presented films at the Museum of Modern Art, the Centre Pompidou, the Tate Modern, the Filmoteca Española, Madrid, the Prague Film Archive, the Vienna Film Museum, the Pacific Film Archive, the Harvard Film Archive, Princeton University, Yale University, and frequently exhibits new work at the New York Film Festival’s Views from the Avant-Garde and the Wavelengths program of the Toronto International Film Festival. In spring 2012 Dorsky’s films we included in the Whitney Biennial.
His book Devotional Cinema, which claims film as a transcendent medium, is very highly recommended by The Song Cave, published by Tuumba Press.
Dorsky’s films are available only as 16mm film prints and are distributed by Canyon Cinema in San Francisco and Light Cone in Paris. Other stills printed from his films are available at Gallery Paule Anglim, in San Francisco.
For more information on Nathaniel Dorsky, including many interviews and updates on screenings, please visit his website: