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The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes

  • Runtime: 32 min.
  • Genres: Avant-garde / Experimental, Surrealist Film
  • Director:Stan Brakhage


The Act of Seeing With One's Own Eyes is an experimental short film directed by [[Performer~P82773~Stan Brakhage~stanbrakhage]] in 1971. It consists entirely of graphic footage from actual autopsies. The camera captures, close-up, the corpses of a man and woman in a Pittsburgh morgue. There is no narration. The film is collected on the [[Performer~P82773~Brakhage~stanbrakhage]] anthology collection from Criterion, although it's separated from the rest of the films due to its extremely graphic nature...more