restored HD version

by Marcel DUCHAMP
1925-1926 / 35mm / b&w / sound / 1S / 7' 05

Anémic cinéma 1925-1926 HD by Marcel Duchamp

“Thought provoking and offensive are possible ways to interpret the ten optical discs and corresponding puns displayed in the film. The word play of French syllogisms gleefully collides with the protruding-receding optical illusions of the rotating spheres. Julien Levy called the film 'Spirals' and screened it repeatedly at his gallery during the 1930s.” — Bruce Posner

Production assistance Man Ray, Marc Allégret

Music 2015 composed and performed by Gustavo Matamoros

Preserved by Det Danske Filminstitut

This characteristically dada film by Marcel Duchamp consists of a series of visual and verbal puns with nonsense phrases inscribed around rotating spiral patterns, creating an almost hypnotic effect.


distribution format Digital file on server
screen 16/9 (single screen)
speed 23,976 fps
sound sound
rental fee 28,00 €