S+ Stimulant: Man Ray's Starfish
L’Étoile de mer (The Starfish) is a 15 min film directed in 1928 by Man Ray. The film ‘script’ was written by Robert Desnos.
We like it for many reasons, but particularly because of its poetic & blurry visual style which was very innovative at the time.
Dada “rejected reason and logic, prizing nonsense, irrationality and intuition.”
Surrealism “experimented with a new (at that time) mode of expression called automatic writing, or automatism, which sought to release the unbridled imagination of the subconscious.”
Published: June 11th, 2012