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6.30pm | Monday 23 October 2001
Starr Auditorium, The Tate Modern, Bankside, London
Ramona Fotiade, University of Glasgow
Film: Surrealist Shorts
In the first of three discussions of surrealism and film, Romona Fotiade traces the evolution of the surrealists’ fascination with cinematic imagery. She discusses the ways in which they interpreted optical illusions, and the notion of the found object in the surrealist conception of beauty. She looks at a range of works from Duchamp’s ready-mades and rotoreliefs, to Man Ray and Brassai’s photographs, from Breton’s collages and poèmes-objets to Man Ray and Buñuel’s films of the 1920s. The event will include the screenings of Emak Bakia (May Ray, 1927, 18’), L’Etoile de mer (Man Rat, 1927, 15’) and Un Chien andalou (Buñuel/ Dalí 1929, 16’).
Surrealism and Film
The Forum and Tate Modern will be running a series of three lectures with films to accompany a major Tate Modern exhibition, Surrealism: Desire Unbound. The series will explore philosophical approaches to film that supplement or challenge orthodox film theory.
Tickets costs £6 (£3 concessions) from Tate Modern Ticketing