Frank Kuenstler

From: Lauren Sorensen (email suppressed)
Date: Wed Feb 14 2007 - 13:15:35 PST

Hello frameworks folks,

I'm writing because I am conducting some research on NYC-based poet and
filmmaker Frank Kuenstler (1928-1996). Anthology Film Archives recently
acquired film elements produced by Kuenstler, and we're at a point now
where we're trying to get a sense of the historical context, his
role in the experimental film/poetry community, and so on.

I understand he was one of the founders of the Eventorium, a poetry and
performance venue in the Upper East Side, that operated in the mid-60's.
Those involved in this scene also produced a short-lived journal called
the "Eventorium Muse." Kuenstler published numerous volumes of poetry,
including LENS through Film Culture, and many others.

Titles by Kuenstler would be especially helpful, as are any
recollections of screenings of his work, or if you may have worked with
him- please let me know, on- or off-list.

If anyone has any information to share, I would greatly appreciate it.
Library research is turning up very little, so any anecdotal information
is especially useful.

Thanks so much.

Lauren Sorensen
NYU Moving Image Archiving & Preservation

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