Seeing those films, "Water Window Baby" and the painted films was so shocking. Somebody put the world on film; that is, the world that has a life of its own.
The Times reports that the coal tar dyes used in some of his films may have contributed to the bladder cancer that killed him.
Huh? Did Brakhage die?
Here's the obit. Everyone should see The Act of Seeing With Ones Own Eyes, not to mention Dog Star Man, Water Baby, etc…
this dvd collection is due out soon.