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Flesh Into Light
The Films of Amy Greenfield
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Published January 2012
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Over her more than four-decade career, New York based filmmaker, performer and writer Amy Greenfield has achieved widespread critical acclaim for her genre-bending films which cross boundaries of experimental film, video art and multimedia performance – from her feature film, Antigone/Rites Of Passion to her major new live multimedia work, Spirit In The Flesh. Exploring the dynamism of human movement and the resiliency of the spirit, Greenfield creates a new visual and kinetic language of cinema. 

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Chapter titles
Flesh Into Light: The Films of Amy Greenfield
Robert A. Haller
Chapter 1: Beginnings
Chapter 2: Planning and Discovery
Chapter 3: Holograms and late 1970s
Chapter 4: 1980s and Antigone
Chapter 5: 1990s: Performance and the Cycles of Light
Chapter 6: 2000s: The Body Songs
Chapter 7: 8 Perspectives
Appendix 1: Filmography of Amy Greenfield through 2009
Appendix 2: Fragments: Mysterious Beginnings and Fragments: Mat/Glass and One O One
Appendix 3: Raw-Edged Women and MUSEic of the Body
Appendix 4: Six notions and a question about my work in video
Appendix 5: The Clock Tower
Appendix 6: Bibliography
Appendix 7: Greenfield on Greenfield
'Amy Greenfield shows us how camera movement and human motion can be ecstatically joined together.' – Whitney Museum of American Art

'[Greenfield’s films] give us the camera as a surrogate hand as well as a surrogate eye. They provoke questions regarding relationships between physical and psychological distances; they suggest a tension between all-seeing and selective observation. Greenfield takes the commonplace and makes it seem surreal. ' – Artweek

'Dazzling. We’re able to experience [her] Antigone as if we had never seen it performed in any other form before, an Antigone at once sensual and erotic, timeless and timely.' – Los Angeles Times

'Light of the Body is especially remarkable in that it manages to remain a film of the beauty of illuminated nudity—no sexual manipulation. Bravo!' – Stan Brakhage

'A surreal masterpiece. The beauty rises to a level of intoxication, thus making Wildfire direct in its reconciliation of poetry and motion. ' – Williamsburg International Film Festival

'[Amy Greenfield] has continually engaged with and embraced new technologies' – Mark Moran for PictureVille

'An innovatively structured book, rich with primary sources, which will be of interest to art aficionados, historians, and scholars' – Dance Chronicle, Colleen Hooper

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