Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas


  • Victory Over the Sun and Man with a Movie Camera
  • Film
  • 2/7/2008
  • 19:00-20:00
  • Spencer Museum of Art
Event Description
Introduction by William Comer, director of Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies / Shown in conjunction with El Lissitzky: Futurist Portfolios and Reframing Society: Russian Constructivist Photography / Robert Benedetti's 1980's recreation of Victory Over the Sun the Avant-Garde event of 1913 Russia, one of the first performance art pieces ever. Music by Mikhail Mitushiun. Text by Aleksei Kruchenykh. Art design and painting done by Malevich. Includes documentary commentary about the staging to the performance as well as scenes from the play (2001, 39 minutes) / Dziga Vertov's Man With A Movie Camera is considered one of the most innovative and influential films of the silent era. Startlingly modern, this film utilizes a groundbreaking style of rapid editing and incorporates innumerable other cinematic effects to create a work of amazing power and energy. (1929, 68 minutes)