Unseen cinema. 3, Light rhythms. Anémic cinéma / by Marcel Duchamp
- Additional Titles:
- Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1893-1941, Light rhythms : music and abstraction, and Anémic cinéma
- [United States] : Filmmakers Showcase, 1926.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (8 minutes)
- Additional Creators:
- Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968
- Language Note:
- Silent film with text printed in French.
- LIGHT RHYTHMS is part of the film retrospective UNSEEN CINEMA that explores long-forgotten American experimental cinema. "Anémic cinéma" alternates rotating spirals with rotating verbal inscriptions to create intricate word-picture play. Duchamp's interests in puns, spatial ambiguities, alchemical ideas, verbal and visual forms, and an elusive fourth dimension are evident. The optical effect of the roto-relief is of swelling and penetration. -R. BRUCE ELDER Artworks by the fictitious Rrose Sélavy first appeared in 1920 and subsequently Duchamp used her as his feminine alter ego. Her name implies she is driven by erotic power.
- Digital File Characteristics:
- video file
- "Music and abstraction".
Title from resource description page (viewed June 11, 2020).
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