MayaDeren

  1917 April 29th. b. Eleanora Derenkowskaia in Kiel, Ukraine

    American - Film Maker - Writer - Female

  1922 Family fled to New York.

  1935 Syracuse University.
    Member of Young Trotskyist League where she meets and marries Gregory Bardacke.

  1939 Divorced.

  1941 Freelance photographer. Worked for and influenced by Katherine Dunham ->?
    who started her interest in Voodoo.

  1942 Meets and marries Alexander Hammid -> and she adopted the 
    first name “Maya” meaning “illusion”. 

  1943 Meshes of the Afternoon ->. Her first film.
   See wiki ->.

  1944 At Land ->. See wiki ->.
    In New York City, her social circle included Marcel Duchamp, Andre Breton, 
    John Cage ->, and Anais Nin. 
    Filmed The Witch's Cradle in Peggy Guggenheim's Art of This Century gallery 
    with Marcel Duchamp featuring in the film, and possibly assisting her in the direction.

  1947 Diviorces Hammid, goes to Haiti for eight months.

  1948 Meditation on Violence .

  1961 Oct. 13th. d. from a braim hemorrhage bought on by extreme malnutrition.
    Her ashes were scattered in Japan at Mount Fuji.

    Posthumous
  1977?  Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti ->. 

    See wiki ->
    See Metafilter -> and MayaDeren.org ->



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