Jem Cohen: Early Works

Jem Cohen


Collection: Compilations , Single Artist Compilations

Tags: City, Experimental Film, History, Music, Photography, Poetry

Jem Cohen:  Early Works

This compilation features several of Cohen’s pieces from the late 1980s and early 1990s: a paean to both the physical and mental aspects of the New York City landscape, an exploration of cinematic genres from narrative to music video, a sensual and romantic portrait of swimmers at a water hole, and a sound and image piece inspired by a telephone confession line.

Total running time 1:15:00.

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A history of New York City from Prehistoric times through the Space Age, composed entirely from documentary street footage."The richness of Cohen's vision is found in his haunting imagery and the…

Collections: Single Titles
Tags: Architecture, City, Experimental Film, Holiday

Jem Cohen

Just Hold Still

1989 | 00:31:50

In his New York City landscape, Cohen finds inspiration in disturbance. Looking to life for rhythm and to architecture for state of mind, he locates simple mysteries. Just Hold Still is comprised of…

Collections: Single Titles
Tags: Architecture, Experimental Film, Music, Poetry

Jem Cohen

Drink Deep

1991 | 00:10:00

Drink Deep is a lyrical vision of friendship, hidden secrets, and desires. Cohen uses several types of film image to add texture to the layered composition. Beautiful shades of grey, silver, black…

Collections: Single Titles
Tags: Body, Music

Jem Cohen

Black Hole Radio

1992 | 00:08:00

"In the late 1980s I saw ads in New York for a telephone 'Confession Line'.  To call in and 'confess' was free; listening in incurred a by-the-minute charge. The soundtrack was built from a…

Collections: Single Titles
Tags: Experimental Film