Re: collage film history

From: Jeanne LIOTTA (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jun 29 2009 - 13:50:01 PDT

strictly speaking 'collage' means to paste or glue, a 2-d activity that refers to construction methods and materials. We often use the word connotatively, but if we are to make clear any differences between collage, assemblage, and montage and their relations to artistic practice it seems wise to proceed from strict definations. For what its worth, Joseph Cornell often worked in 2D collage and refered to his 1939 work on film 'Rose Hobart' as "a Film-collage of Rose Hobart" at one of its earliest public screenings. Not because it was *collage-like*, but because it was in fact a collage, an assortment of 2D strips of material constructed into a whole using a gluing agent.
Or does that make every film a collage?

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