Friday, March 12, 2010

Man Ray

Artist and photographer Man Ray's experimental short film, Emak-Bakia (1926) centers on abstract spinning forms, bright lights, and other forms in motion. The film has some occasional human references, such as the dancer, above. One scene in Emak-Bakia with a woman's face (middle still) reminded me of Man Ray's 1936 photograph (bottom still). The Basque title has been variously translated as "leave me alone," "don't bother me," or "who cares."
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