Re: collage film history

From: Esperanza Collado (email suppressed)
Date: Mon Jun 29 2009 - 14:34:11 PDT

As I was typing before this contraption sent the email by itself,
Even if there are clear distinctions between collage/montage/assemblage etc.
they all obviously belong to the same "breed". I don't see collage as a mere
technique, but as a method that contemplates the simultaneity of phenomena
in heterogeneous compositions. Editing or montage shares much with this,
although as Youngblood clarified, time in cinema is lineal. I would mention
here the Cut-Ups too (life is a cut-up, according to Burroughs).

Also, Eisenstein saw montage as an intellectual process of thought by no
means restricted to the cinema, but an everyday phenomenon found when we
have to deal with the juxtaposition of facts, objects, etc.: “the form of
montage is a restoration of the laws of the processes of thought, which in
turn restores moving reality in process of unrolling”.

By the way, Dziga Vertov also made some single frame collages, if we take
juxtaposition of moving-images as such, in The Man with the Movie Camera.

2009/6/29 Esperanza Collado <email suppressed>

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> 2009/6/29 Jeanne LIOTTA <email suppressed>
> 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.
>> No?
>> Or does that make every film a collage?
>> ;)Jeanne
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