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NMED 3850 Experimental Film Production
NMED 3850 Todays Class… The Surrealists Artist Statements Due
NMED 3850 Experimental Production and The Surreal –Dziga Vertov His can be translated to mean Spinning Top Man With a Movie Camera (1929) – Along with his contemporary Sergei Eisenstein created dialectical montage, or a use of multiple images aimed at liberating the minds of their Russian, populist audience
NMED 3850 Experimental Production and The Surreal –Man Ray Man Ray, born Emmanuel Radnitzky in 1890 in Philadelphia, produced his first significant photographs in 1918. Man Ray was one of the most influential artists of the 20 th century – A master modern painter, photographer and filmmaker I do not photograph nature. I photograph my visions.
NMED 3850 Experimental Production and The Surreal –Man Ray –He was living in New York, and with his close friend Marcel Duchamp, formed the American branch of the Dada movement, which began in Europe as a radical rejection of traditional art. After a few unsuccessful experiments, and notably after the publication of a unique issue of New York Dada in 1920, Man Ray stated that Dada cannot live in New York, and in 1921 followed Duchamp to live in Paris. It was there, for the next twenty years, that Man Ray revolutionized modern art.
NMED 3850 Experimental Production and The Surreal –Man Ray –He experimented and reinvented several techniques such as the rayograph in 1922 and solarization in 1929. He pursed a very different path from his fellow commercial contemporaries. Champs Delicieux, 1922 Rayograph, Man Ray
NMED 3850 Experimental Production and The Surreal –Man Ray While straight photography in the United States and the new photography in Europe boasted skilled technique, Man Ray concealed his interest in craftsmanship and invented a surrealist photography.
NMED 3850 Experimental Production and The Surreal –Man Ray For almost five years he acted as photographic Surrealisms first and only representative. He was also part of the photographic avant-garde, publishing his pictures in the popular press and niche magazines.
Meret Oppenheim, 1933 Man Ray
Le Violon d'Ingres, 1924 Man Ray
Meret Oppenheim, 1933 Man Ray
NMED 3850 The surreal concerns itself with the mining of the psychological and subconscious experience. Experimental production creates and codes meaning for ideas that are not readily legible at the surface.
NMED 3850 Experimental Video Production –Surrealist and modern moving image art movements manifested themselves from a cultural reality that had become very prescriptive. –Experimental production is a site of resistance of mainstream language art.
NMED 3850 Experimental Video Production –Experimental artists are innovators and their content and techniques are often borrowed, referenced or appropriated by mainstream media Advertising Music videos Hollywood Studios