L'œuvre Anémic cinéma - Centre Pompidou

L'œuvre

Anémic cinéma

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Crédit photographique : © Hervé Véronèse - Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI /Dist. RMN-GP
© succession Marcel Duchamp/ Adagp, Paris

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Marcel Duchamp (1887 - 1968)

Anémic cinéma

1925

Film cinématographique 35 mm noir et blanc, muet

(Assistance technique : Man Ray et Marc Allégret)

Le film alterne dix disques optiques réalisés en 1923 et neuf contrepétries en spirales

Achat, 1976

Numéro d'inventaire : AM 1976-F0127

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Description for the presentation 2015-2016 in the National Museum of Modern Art

A film made with the help of Man Ray, apparently simple in concept and mechanics, Anémic cinéma presents images of rotating discs on which abstract motifs alternate with spiral texts. A succession of static shots of an apparatus contrived by Marcel Duchamp, it seems to parody the silent film’s alternation of image and intertitle. Optical effects generating depth are commented on, as it were, by the coiling words that return the viewer to flatness. The slow rotation of the discs produces an effect of swelling out and shrinking in on which the punning and suggestive texts confer erotic connot...

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