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Streaming video

Title Unseen cinema. 3, Light rhythms. Anémic cinéma / by Marcel Duchamp
Published [United States] : Filmmakers Showcase, 1926


Description 1 online resource (8 minutes)
Summary 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
Notes "Music and abstraction"
Title from resource description page (viewed June 11, 2020)
Silent film with text printed in French
Subject Surrealism in motion pictures.
Motion pictures -- United States.
Experimental films -- United States
Experimental films
Motion pictures
Surrealism in motion pictures
United States
Genre/Form Abstract films
Experimental films
Short films
Silent films
Surrealist films
Abstract films.
Silent films.
Short films.
Experimental films.
Surrealist films.
Films muets.
Courts métrages.
Films expérimentaux.
Form Streaming video
Author Duchamp, Marcel, 1887-1968, director.
Other Titles Unseen cinema : early American avant-garde film, 1893-1941
Light rhythms : music and abstraction
Anémic cinéma