Documentary published - Man Ray's L'Étoile de mer: Historical background and interpretation

Explaining the film behind the music.

How to interpret and understand Man Ray and Robert Desnos' avant-garde film L'Étoile de mer, exploring its place in the history of Surrealism, its ties to Sigmund Freud's theories of dreams and the unconscious mind, and the innovative film making tradition to which it belongs. From Dada to the Surreal, highlighting the complex cultural background along with influential figures such as Tristan Tzara and André Breton.

This documentary by Giacomo Cataldo seeks to shed light on early abstract silent films by better understanding the artistic movements and concerns which formed them.

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Recordings by the artist on Aion Techni.