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March 18 2012

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1930: (left to right, back row) Paul Eluard, Jean Arp, Yves Tanguy, Rene Crevel ; (front row) Tristan Tzara, Andre Breton, Salvador Dali, Max Ernst, Man Ray
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May 16 2011

Ballet mecanique (1924) Fernand Leger, Dudley Murphy, George Antheil - offene Ablage: nothing to hide

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As an enthusiast of the modern, Léger was greatly attracted to cinema, and for a time he considered giving up painting for filmmaking. In 1923–24 he designed the set for the laboratory scene in Marcel L'Herbier's L'Inhumaine (The Inhuman One). In 1924, in collaboration with Dudley Murphy, George Antheil, and Man Ray, Léger produced and directed the iconic and Futurism-influenced film, Ballet Mécanique (Mechanical Ballet). Neither abstract nor narrative, it is a series of images of a woman's lips and teeth, close-up shots of ordinary objects, and repeated images of human activities and machines in rhythmic movement.


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May 15 2011

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Ballet mecanique (1924) Fernand Leger - Part 1 (by Andyfshito)


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Ballet mecanique (1924) Fernand Leger - Part 2 (by Andyfshito)



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Directors: Fernand Léger & Dudley Murphy
Year: 1924
Time: 17 mins
George Antheil
Paul Lehrmann

Eye of Sound: It's difficult to make a brief description of such a historically charged film, so I'll just mention a few facts about the version presented here. Ballet Mécanique was jointly conceived by Dadaist painter and filmmaker Fernand Léger and Futurist composer George Antheil. Legend has it that Antheil's score was technically impossible to execute at the time: among other "oddities", it demanded sixteen synchronized pianos when there was no technology available to synchronize so many instruments at a time. Antheil rearranged it and added live piano players, but its American première turned out to be a disaster, with riots and all. The score was abandoned and for many decades every attempt to perform it bumped into the problem of synchronizing the pianos. Finally, in the 90s, after the discovery of the complete cut for Ballet Mécanique, Paul Lehrmann used modern MIDI technology to synchronize the piano section, thus "restoring" the score and allowing today's viewers to watch Ballet Mécanique as it was conceived. As far as I know, this is the only version which included the original George Antheil score.

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March 02 2011

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Dada Group - 1922
Top row, from left to right: Bernard Faÿ, Tristan Tzara, Philippe Soupault, Serge Charchoune
Bottom row: Man Ray, Paul Éluard, Jacques Rigaut, Céline Arnauld, Georges Ribemont-Dessaignes
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August 27 2010



Studien und Texte zu Dada

Herausgegeben von Stadt Pirmasens in Verbindung mit der Hugo-Ball-Gesellschaft / Mitglied des Herausgebergremiums: Faul, Eckhard

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Studien und Texte zu Dada
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May 03 2010

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Hugo Ball

Gadji beri bimba / 1916

gadji beri bimba glandridi laula lonni cadori
gadjama gramma berida bimbala glandri galassassa laulitalomini
gadji beri bin blassa glassala laula lonni cadorsu sassala bim
gadjama tuffm i zimzalla binban gligla wowolimai bin beri ban
o katalominai rhinozerossola hopsamen laulitalomini hoooo
gadjama rhinozerossola hopsamen
bluku terullala blaulala loooo

zimzim urullala zimzim urullala zimzim zanzibar zimzalla zam
elifantolim brussala bulomen brussala bulomen tromtata
velo da bang band affalo purzamai affalo purzamai lengado tor
gadjama bimbalo glandridi glassala zingtata pimpalo ögrögöööö
viola laxato viola zimbrabim viola uli paluji malooo

tuffm im zimbrabim negramai bumbalo negramai bumbalo tuffm i zim
gadjama bimbala oo beri gadjama gaga di gadjama affalo pinx
gaga di bumbalo bumbalo gadjamen
gaga di bling blong
gaga blung

April 12 2010

Dada, as it occurred in Hannover, was basically Kurt Schwitters' one-man show. He'd been denied membership in Berlin's Club Dada for not being "political enough," so shrugged his shoulders and formed the Dada sub-movement of Merz (a fragment of the word "Kommerz," taken from a bank's newspaper advertisement and incorporated into an early piece). Though Merz' membership was limited to Schwitters, he often collaborated with other Dadaists.
Theo van Doesburg and Kurt Schwitters - Small Dada Evening - Kleine Dada Soirée - 1922
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March 21 2010


February 25 2010


U B U W E B: Helmut Herbst (1969) - "Deutschland Dada"

This documentary concerns the contributions of German artists to the Dadaist movement. Created in 1916, the organizers rejected previous convention and delighted in nihilistic satire in painting, sculpture and literature. Comparisons are made between the movement and the political and social upheaval at the time of the release of this feature (1969). - Dan Pavlides, All Movie Guide
Credit Helmut Herbst - Director; Helmut Herbst - Cinematographer; Helmut Herbst - Screenwriter


Helmut Herbst: Wikipedia Entry


Excellent feature on Dadaism (~ 55 min.), which provides by direct and hidden allusions a contemporary (1969) framework of parallel tendencies and adaptions likewise to observe during the protest movement of the 1968-ers.

languages: German & English (speaker)

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