Jeff Keen UK, 1923-2012
A pioneer of experimental film, Jeff Keen (*1923, Trowbridge) created psychedelic animations whose multiple screen projections and shrill performances helped to redefine multimedia art in Britain. Working in what Keen described as "violently disconnected and overlapping patterns", his films transformed the world of cinema.
One of the most prolific and longest working experimental filmmakers in Britain, his oeuvre possessed a unique directness and an intuitive understanding of film archetype. Recalling American underground films by Jack Smith, Ken Jacobs, and Kenneth Anger, his work also coincides with Happenings, Fluxus, and Viennese Actionism.
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