Anémic Cinéma

Marcel Duchamp FR, 1925-1926, 7', 16 mm

Duchamp used the initial payment on his inheritance to make a film and to go into the art business. Anémic Cinéma, shot in Man Ray's studio with the help of cinematographer Marc Allégret, was a seven-minute animation of nine punning phrases by Rrose Sélavy. These had been pasted, letter by letter, in a spiral pattern on round black discs that were then glued to phonograph records; the slowly revolving texts alternate with shots of Duchamp's Discs Bearing Spirals, ten abstract designs whose turning makes them appear to move backward and forward in an erotic rhythm. (Calvin Tomkins, www.greencine.com)

Thu 29/9 Kino SC 20:00