Rwu Week 3 Mixed Media 2010Presentation Transcript
MIXED MEDIA, cont’d 20 th Century “Mixed Media” Assemblage Appropriation
Man Ray and friends…
Man Ray , photographed at Gaite-Montparnasse exhibition in Paris by Carl Van Vechten on June 16, 1934
L.H.O.O.Q. (1919) .
In L.H.O.O.Q. the objet trouvé (found object) is a cheap postcard reproduction of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa onto which Duchamp drew a moustache and beard in pencil and appended the title.
The name of the piece, L.H.O.O.Q. , is a pun, since the letters when pronounced in French form the sentence, Elle a chaud au cul .
Man Ray Le Violon d'Ingres (1924)
Man Ray (1890 –1976) Rayograph "Champs délicieux" n°06 Rayograph (1922)
The original Object to Be Destroyed was created as a readymade in 1923. According to Man Ray, the piece was originally intended as a silent witness in his studio to watch him paint. In 1932 a second version, called Object of Destruction, was published in the avant-garde journal This Quarter , edited by André Breton. This version featured an ink drawing of the Object To Be Destroyed with the following instructions: Cut out the eye from a photograph of one who has been loved but is seen no more. Attach the eye to the pendulum of a metronome and regulate the weight to suit the tempo desired. Keep going to the limit of endurance. With a hammer well-aimed, try to destroy the whole at a single blow.
Man Ray: Tribute to Sade: wooden figures on bottle rack (used by Marcel Duchamp as a ready-made)
Contemporary Mixed Media Duchamp: Bottle Rack/Egouttoir (or Porte-bouteilles). 1914/64. Readymade: bottle rack made of galvanized iron. 59 x 37 cm. Original lost. Replica. Private collection.
Man Ray: Elevage de poussière (Dust Breeding) 1920
Man Ray: Gift. Iron with nails. 1921.
Man Ray: chessboard pieces, New York 1920 - Paris 1926
Man Ray: The enigma of Isidore Ducasse. year: 1920-1971. Bag, string, umbrella and typewriter. Tribute to Lautréamont, edition 1971
Contemporary artist and master of collage, film, collage-film, and assemblage:
Wikipedia: Bruce Conner (November 18, 1933 – July 7, 2008) was an American artist renowned for his work in assemblage, film, drawing, sculpture, painting, collage, and photography, among other disciplines…
… His innovative technique of skillfully montaged shots from pre-existing borrowed or found footage can be seen in his first film A MOVIE (1958). His subsequent films are most often fast-paced collages of found footage or of footage shot by Conner; however, he made numerous films, including most notably CROSSROADS, his 30 plus minute meditation on the atom bomb, that are almost achingly deliberate in their pace. Conner was among the first to use pop music for film sound tracks. His films have inspired generations of filmmakers, and are now considered to be the precursors of the music video genre. When told of his impact on music videos, Conner would reply, "don't blame me."
Contemporary Mixed Media
Conner's works are often metamedia in nature, offering commentary and critque on the media — especially television and its advertisements — and its effect on American culture and society. His film REPORT (1967) which features repetitive, found footage of the Kennedy assassination paired with a soundtrack of radio broadcasts of the event and consumerist and other imagery — including perhaps most notably the film's final image of a close-up of a "SELL" button — may be the Conner film with the most visceral impact. REPORT "perfectly captures Conner's anger over the commercialization of Kennedy's death" while also examining the media's mythic construction of JFK and Jackie — a hunger for images that "guaranteed that they would be transformed into idols, myths, Gods.”