Amy Greenfield

" Amy Greenfield shows us how camera and body movement can be ecstatically joined together."
- David Bienstock, The Whitney Museum of American Art

"Amy Greenfield developed a new form of video dance, choreographing for the television screen and video camera."
- The Museum of Modern Art, NYC

The American avant-garde cinema has strong roots in the transformation of dance into cinema. All of Maya Deren's films and, in his own words, Kenneth Anger's films, are directly or indirectly influenced by dance. Since the 1970s, Amy Greenfield has created her own radical motion picture language of the transformation of the body in motion.

"Amy Greenfield needs no special pleading to confirm her as the most important practitioner of experimental film dance working today. "
- David Sterritt, Cineaste, Fall

Her films are erotic and conceptual, formal and emotion-filled, transgressive and lyrical. They go beyond and behind dance to a build basic cinematic language of the body, often nude, which speaks to our primal inner experience through a poetry of raw actions in relation to nature, to light, to another person.

"Amy Greenfield's cinema is bound up in the dynamism of movement, in the voice of the human body, and the transformation of both through the language of film."
- Robert Haller, Women's Experimental Cinema - Critical Frameworks, editor, Robin Blaetz


Tides (1982)
Element (1973)
Transport (1971)