Anémic cinema

Anémic cinema

Anémic cinema

  • Marcel Duchamp
  • France
  • 1926, 9 min
Color: Black and white
Language: Silent

Repetitive submersion towards the unreachable central point of pure shapes floating and circling towards the vanishing point of the dazed viewer’s field of vision sets off a spiral of sheer joy from the continuity of forms and lures the mind towards an optical fusion with the geometry of infinity. Iconic film hypnosis. 


A pioneer of the interwar avant-garde art movement, Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) first stirred up controversy in 1912 with his painting Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 and then again in 1917, with his display of a urinal at the Salon des Indépendants exhibition. Duchamp’s ready-made objects entirely changed and relativised the existing perception of art and opened space for conceptual reflection.

Photo Gallery

Cinédoc Paris Films Coop / 18, rue Montmartre / 75001 / Paris / France / +33 142 331 064 / /
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Fascinations: Eternity
Exhibition format: 16 mm
30.10.2015 22:30


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