Anemic Cinema

Spinning discs intercut with nonsensical intertitles. French. Original title: Anémic cinéma

Marcel Duchamp’s Anemic Cinema is a bit of Dadaist art / film history, whose interest relies on association with the artist and the movement. Beyond the role of artistic relic, there’s little to like, recommend, or engage with. I suppose it is relaxing; and the “rotoreliefs” are hypnotic if you stare at them. It all feels like being caught in a big crazy tube. Television?

Anemic Cinema lives skinny and dies of malnutrition.

Marcel Duchamp, 1926


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