By Knowles, Kim; Man Ray, 1890-1976
The yank artist guy Ray was once some of the most influential figures of the historic avant-garde, contributing considerably to the advance of either Dadaism and Surrealism. while his pioneering paintings in images guaranteed him foreign acclaim, his task in different parts, particularly movie, is to this present day either unknown and undervalued.
throughout the Twenties guy Ray made 4 brief experimental motion pictures and collaborated on a bunch of different tasks with humans corresponding to Marcel Duchamp, Fernand Léger, René Clair and Hans Richter. those works, besides a chain of cinematic essays and residential videos made through the Twenties and Nineteen Thirties, signify crucial contribution to the improvement of another mode of filmmaking within the early 20th century. This booklet explores guy Ray’s cinematic interactions from the point of view of his interdisciplinary creative sensibility, developing hyperlinks among movie, images, portray, poetry, tune, structure, dance and sculpture. by way of exposing his preoccupation with shape, and his ambiguous courting with the politics and aesthetics of the Dada and Surrealist routine, the writer paints an intimate and intricate portrait of guy Ray the filmmaker