Sunday, April 3, 2011

Anemic cinema - Marcel Duchamp (1926)

Here we have Marcel Duchamp, an artist from France who directed this film about surrealism back in the mid 20s. He filmed a spinning spiral design intercut with a spinning disc containing French phrases. I just put an attempt to translate these phrases in English:

Baths of big tea for grains of beauty without surplus of bengué.
The child who suckles a prompter of hot flesh is and does not like the cauliflower of hothouse.
If I give you a penny, you will give me a pair of scissors.
They ask for domestic mosquitoes (half supply) for the remedy of nitrogen on the quotation of azure.
Incest or passion of family, in too much drawn blows.

I know that it will be difficult to make any sense but don't think so much of it. Just enjoy it!