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Visual Variations on Noguchi

  • Runtime: 4 min.
  • Genres: Avant-garde / Experimental


This is an experimental short made in sculptor Isamu Noguchi's MacDougal Alley studio in New York. Noguchi had to be out of town for a time and asked filmmaker Marie Menken to look after the place. She brought her camera with her and filmed the sculptures utilizing hand-held techniques, appearing to imbue Noguchi's smooth and curvaceous sculptures with "movement." Menken later heightened the effect though skillful editing. At the time Visual Variations on Noguchi was first presented, no one had ever seen...more