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Man Ray : Return to Reason

Date and Time
Tuesday, August 13 2024
7:00pm
doors at 6:30
Tickets
$10 General
$7 for SPACE members
 

MAN RAY: RETURN TO REASON consists of four short films directed by Man Ray, restored in 4K, with scores composed and performed by SQÜRL (Jim Jarmusch and Carter Logan):

Le Retour à la Raison (1923)
Emak-Bakia (1926)
L’Étoile de Mer (1928)
Les Mystères du Château du Dé (1929)

The four films Man Ray directed between 1923 and 1929, Le Retour à la raisonEmak-BakiaL’Étoile de mer and Les Mystères du Château du Dé represent a high watermark of early European avant-garde cinema, a seminal nexus of experimental technique, surrealist narrative, and playful abstraction as suffused with dark eroticism. In these films Ray began discovering the limitless possibilities of montage as well as the direct application onto celluloid of objects such as salt, pepper, pins, and thumbtacks. Juxtaposing undulating geometric patterns, a twirling fairground ride, and a female nude, among other striking images, Ray finds subconscious correspondences among seemingly incongruous materials and figures. In celebration of the hundredth anniversary of Le Retour à la raison, the Jim Jarmusch-Carter Logan combo Sqürl present Man Ray: Return to Reason, with a newly-recorded drone rock soundtrack for that title as well as the three other Ray films. The band’s cosmic sounds complement Ray’s work by conjuring the beautiful, ineffable, haunting, and sublime.

💐 Feastland 2024 is fast approaching! Join us August 10th as we return to beautiful Broadturn Farm for a wild evening of food, site-specific art, drinks, music and county fair vibes — with dinner from Goodfire Brewing Co. included! 🍲