Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s
In conjunction with New Harmony: Abstraction between the Wars, 1919–1939, the Guggenheim is screening a selection from Avant-Garde: Experimental Cinema of the 1920s and 1930s, a collection of short films reflecting the diverse media in which interwar artists worked. The works being screened are some of the most influential and eclectic short films from the collection of Raymond Rohauer, including works by Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, Man Ray, and Orson Welles, among others.
Selection for Friday, August 9
“Brumes d’automne” (Autumn Mists, 1928, 12 min., directed by Dimitri Kirsanoff)
“Lot in Sodom” (1933, 27 min., directed by James Sibley Watson and Melville Webber)
“Rhythmus 21” (1921, 3 min., directed by Hans Richter)
“Vormittagsspuk” (Ghosts Before Breakfast, 1928, 9 min., directed by Hans Richter)
“Anémic cinema” (Anemic Cinema, 1926, 6 min., directed by Marcel Duchamp)
“Ballet mécanique” (Mechanical Ballet, 1924, 11 min., directed by Fernand Léger)
“Symphonie diagonale" (Diagonal Symphony, 1924, 7 min., directed by Viking Eggeling)
“The Hearts of Age” (1934, 8 min., directed by William Vance and Orson Welles)
Total runtime: 83 min.
Courtesy of the Cohen Film Collection with special thanks to Charles S. Cohen