Shirley Clarke In Our Time

Shirley Clarke In Our Time

This portrait of Shirley Clarke by Donna Cameron resonates with Shirley’s spirited light and documents Clarke’s influence as a film maker. In 1987, Shirley Clarke invited Donna Cameron to create a portrait of her around a core of the 16mm home movies of her childhood, shot by Shirley’s mother in the 1930s.. “In this moving tribute to her friend and film making colleague, Shirley Clarke, Donna Cameron brilliantly uses collage to fashion a focused but dizzying trip through “Our Time”, while creating a personal and affectionate portrait of Clarke.” -Jytte Jensen, Curator, Dept. of Film, MoMA