Disavowals Interpreted, English PowerPoint

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Disavowals Interpreted, English PowerPoint

  1. 1. 10/30/2010 1 J AS O N M . S Y P T AK DISAVOWALS INTERPRETED SURREALISM • André Breton • “Pure psychic automatism” • Surrealist Manifesto
  2. 2. 10/30/2010 2 SURREALISM •JMS definition: •A movement in which one expresses the thoughts of one’s conscious, of one’s mind via literature, photography, and/or voice DISAVOWALS
  3. 3. 10/30/2010 3 BACKGROUND OF CLAUDE CAHUN • Lucy Schwob • Born: October 25, 1894 • Died: December 8, 1954 • Family • Writers • Mom’s Troubles • Partner • Suzanne Malherbe, “Marcel Moore” • Political Actions • Aveux Non Avenus • Literal Translation: “Confessions Cancelled” • Disavowals AREAS OF CLAUDE CAHUN • Literature • Prolific writer • Poet • Photography • Photomontage • Collage • Self-portraits • Theatre • Actor • Role play
  4. 4. 10/30/2010 4 LITERATURE OF CLAUDE CAHUN NARCISSISM OF CAHUN • Page 56 – a Cahun self conducted interview • “The Past” • Cahun’s hope • Cahun’s fear • “The unknown” • Cahun’s hope • Cahun’s fear • Reinforces… • “Cancelled confessions” • Ambiguity • Reader confusion
  5. 5. 10/30/2010 5 GOD HUMOR OF CAHUN • Page 184 – random Cahun quotes • “Pray while you yawn – but pray!” • “God. I sometimes speak about what is true, more often about what is false. How can you distinguish them?” • Reinforces… • Cahun humor • Undermining authority, God’s authority • Ambiguity • Reader confusion PHOTOGRAPHY OF CLAUDE CAHUN
  6. 6. 10/30/2010 6 IDENTITIES OF CLAUDE CAHUN IDENTITIES OF CLAUDE CAHUN
  7. 7. 10/30/2010 7 IDENTITIES OF CLAUDE CAHUN IDENTITIES OF CLAUDE CAHUN
  8. 8. 10/30/2010 8 IDENTITIES OF CLAUDE CAHUN IDENTITIES OF CLAUDE CAHUN
  9. 9. 10/30/2010 9 INFLUENCE OF CLAUDE CAHUN PICTURE COMPARISON
  10. 10. 10/30/2010 10 IDENTITIES OF CLAUDE CAHUN •“I’ll never finish taking off all of the masks.” WORKS CITED • "Art of the 20th Century: Claude Cahun." History of Art. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://www.all- art.org/art_20th_century/cahum1.html>. • Cahun, Claude, and Marcel Moore. "Photomontage for Frontispiece for Aveux Non Avenus." The National Gallery of Australia. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://cs.nga.gov.au/Detail.cfm?IRN=170272>. • "Claude Cahun." Squidoo. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://www.squidoo.com/cahun>. • Cox, Kenneth. "Clipped Wings?" Mute Magazine. 6 Jan. 2010. Web. 18 Oct. 2010. <http://www.metamute.org/en/content/clipped_wings>. • Elkin, Lauren. "Reading Claude Cahun." The Quarterly Conversation. Web. 18 Oct. 2010. <http://quarterlyconversation.com/claude-cahun-disavowals>. • Untitled Film Still #6. Photograph. Cindy Sherman. Web. 19 Oct. 2010. <http://www.cindysherman.com/art.shtml>.

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