THE ENIGMATIC CINEMA OF JOSEPH CORNELL II
Impossible Convicts and The Eclipse/Rose Hobart

by BITZER & Joseph CORNELL
1905-1943 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / 1S / 22' 45




Selected experiments:
IMPOSSIBLE CONVICTS, 1905, 18fps, 2'35
THE ECLIPSE/ROSE HOBART, c. 1936-43, 16fps, 19'46
Three color tinted versions available for projection, specify color:
1. Blue
2. Rose
3. Black & White to project with blue filter of your choice.

"Amateur Joseph Cornell made films outside the limelight of commercial cinema production and distribution. In fact he supposedly never handled a movie camera to shoot his own material opting to make use of 'found footage' culled from early pioneer trick films, silent feature films, newsreels, travelogues, nature studies, and industrials, among numerous others. His homespun cinema collaged avant-garde strategies and techniques favored by Surrealist filmmakers of the 1930s, Dali and Buñuel, Man Ray, René Clair and Jean Cocteau, whose films he saw at the Julian Levy Gallery." - Bruce Posner



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