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Moods for the New Age

Mike Kuchar

2018 00:24:20 EnglishColorStereo16:9DV video


In a fragrant garden warmed by the sun, a young man inhales the atoms of the world and exhales thoughts that probe the very essence of his existence. 

Embraced by a gentle breeze in that tranquil place kissed by the sun, he embarks on a journey inward to that spiritual and sensual state best described as the "cosmic consciousness", - the "quest" to "understand" and "accept" have "peace of mind".

This title comprises Inner Spaces (2018), Collected Thoughts (2018), and Surfing the Stream of Consciousness (2018) which were compiled into this form by Mike Kuchar in 2022.

About Mike Kuchar

Mike Kuchar, cinematographer, painter and writer and brother of George Kuchar, was born in New York City.  He began making 8mm movies in the 1950's, switching over to 16mm film production in 1960, and continues now, producing short motion pictures in the video and digital formats.  Mike and George Kuchar were the co-recipients of the "Vanguard Director Award" at the 11th CineVegas Film Festival, 2009, and the 2009 "Frameline Award" at the San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival.

"Film purists," says Mike, "tend to snub the digital medium — but as far as I'm concerned, if it allows the image to move and make noise, I'll gladly use it... and the format fits perfectly into my budgets too!"

Mike Kuchar is a 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow for his work in film and video.