Some good moments there. There is a clear fascination with modernist experimental films ( dada, surrealism...etc), however the film does not take a step beyond these films. i was disappointment that this film does not say anything more than films that were made in the 20s of the last century.
Surprisingly well designed symphony of loop and look. Everything in this film challenges our perception of cinema and human gaze, but what makes it so great is that it does so by using very photographic scenery and a perfectly used crescendo to the sequence of loops. Overall, a great viewing experience!
Cortometraje que explora la artificiocidad de la imagen cinematográfica. La inspiración para esta película viene de un ensayo de Tom Gunning que indaga sobre las relaciones entre los albores del cine y los filmes avant-garde. Tscherkassky lleva la exploración aún más allá al vincularlo con las grabaciones publicitarias.
Far-out, hypnotic repetition is not my bread and butter. This is something I'd imagine walking through as an exhibit in a contemporary art gallery, sitting for a few minutes and then moving on. I'm still uncertain what I am supposed to take from this film. The sound design was superb; the din of liquid and clinking glasses and ice, legs running through tall grass, the winding of a spring and ticking of a clock.
Really striking imagery, but I'm never sure what I'm supposed to take away from short films like this - maybe they're just not my bag as a medium. I realise that's how some feel about written poetry (which I enjoy) so I tried viewing this as though it were a poem brought to the screen, and I did find that I enjoyed it more. However, I'm just not that into non-narrative cinema (Man with a Movie Camera notwithstanding)