Marcelle Thirache
b. 1946

Marcelle Thirache has made dozens of direct films that combine landscape photography or elements of the natural world with paint-on-film techniques (Sycomore, 2000; Tamaris, 1999, Fenice, 2003). Thirache achieves an intriguing push-pull of documentary and subjective filmmaking impulses as her painting restructures the world she records. Although she is a film painter, Thirache claims that play of light is the most important element of her cinema: “light carves forms! Light writes on the film like (better than) a brush on …

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