Hans Richter - Filmstudie (1926)

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filmstudie.jpgHans Richter’s pioneering Dada work Filmstudie was an early attempt to
combine Dadaist aesthetics and abstraction. Made in 1926 Richter’s film
presents the viewer with a disorientating collage of uncanny false
eyeballs, distorted faces and abstract forms...
Hans Richter’s pioneering Dada work Filmstudie was an early attempt to
combine Dadaist aesthetics and abstraction. Made in 1926 Richter’s film
presents the viewer with a disorientating collage of uncanny false
eyeballs, distorted faces and abstract forms (none of these themes is
treated constantly). It's similar to Man Ray's work in its ballet of
motion which combines a playful tension between figurative and abstract
forms, both in negative and positive exposure.

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Filmstudie is
essentialy a transitional work of mixed styles. A number of devices
drawing attention to the technical specificity of photography (multiple
exposures and negative images) are also included and enter into a
successful fusion with the remaining elements.

Review by Marco Milone.
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