Conversations, Letters, Notes, Misc. Pieces etc., by Jonas Mekas
Conversations, Letters, Notes, Misc. Pieces etc.
by Jonas Mekas
Lithuanian Art Museum, 2005
Conversations, Letters, Notes, Misc. Pieces etc. is a collection of interviews and conversations with Jonas Mekas. As well as a selection of essays, letters, film stills, and photographs from selected authors, and by Jonas, himself.
Mekas insists that he is not a filmmaker, but rather a "filmer," preferring to capture the essence of the moment before him to staging an event. He explains, "In reality, all my film work is one long film which is still continuing...I don't really make films: I only keep filming. I am a filmer, not a film-maker. And I am not a film 'director' because I 'direct' nothing. I just keep filming." - Genevieve Yue in "Fragments of Paradise: The Films of Jonas Mekas"