17 APRIL, AT 6.30
FILM AND AVANT-GARDE – AN ALTERNATIVE OF ART AND ITS NEW DISCOVERY
This program presents film as an artistic experimentation tool of interwar period Avant-garde, and above all as a new mean of visual creativity closely related to Avant-garde’s research in other areas of artistic creativity as painting, sculpture, photography or typography. Members of the Avant-garde undertaking film activity, most often becoming just one part of their diverse artistic practice, contrasted with their usual artistic activities, from one side negate it, from the other just broaden it. For the Avant-garde artists, pictures appearing in film camera were, visual phenomena, often pure plastic phenomena, which had attractive new media features: they were mechanical, allowing for various picture manipulation, had documentary value, precision, and dissimilarity with ways of human perception. Works of Marcel Duchamp, Man Ray, Hans Richter, Laszló Moholy-Nagy, Dziga Vertow, Oskar Fischinger and Len Lya were based on those features.