Anemic Cinema

I mashed together Marcel Duchamp’s whirling Anemic Cinema (1926) with The Album Leaf‘s “Over the Pond.”  Duchamp, the notorious upstart, printed these two dimensional “Rotoreliefs” and then spun them on a turntable — as the images spin, they achieve the illusion of three-dimensionality that is strangely mesmerizing. Paired together with The Album Leaf’s measured, oneiric piano, the backdrop of warm bass, and strange, nostalgic vocals (Sigur Ros), the whole invites the viewer to project himself into circles.

For a translation of Duchamps’ punful, playful, spiral phrases, see Katrina Martin’s article.

Specific Object

Specific Object

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