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Monday, 26 July 2010

un chien andalou

un chien andalou (1928)

way back when in november of double-o-nine at the very beginnings of this blog, a sudden statement was made referring to a fresh interest in film & its production. since, the original interest has been furthered with thanks to a lynch based project, the prospective opportunity to create during our next semester along with a wider viewing of general & international video: film, music, performance inc. skate&blade.
sixteen minutes of transfixion followed todays discovery of above film un chien andalou. two personal artworld favourites dadaism & surrealism ignite an interest in greats such as salvador dali & his captivating train of thought. un chien andalou a collaboration between spanish director luis bunuel & dali himself. produced in france during the avant-garde movement of the late nineteen twenties & thereafter both men lived as accepted figures within the surrealist art movement also of that time. the picture later accompanying music by both bowie & the pixies.
with most image there is an expectation to analyse & indeed over anaylse yet a certain sense of relief is attached to said motion picture in the knowledge that "nothing, in the film, symbolises anything. the only method of investigation of the symbols would be, perhaps, psychoanalysis"-bunuel. the irrational nature & narrative of the film lending itself to dream logic & free association; could any mysterious dream of yours or mine ever compare??

finally whilst considering the qualities of surreal imagery there's a great urge to transfer dali's seven nudes skull into a newfangled piece of body art.

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