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dc.contributor.authorMcClenathan, Erin Elise
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:02:47Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:02:47Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.othermcclenathan_erin_e_201305_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/mcclenathan_erin_e_201305_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/28816
dc.description.abstractThis study reunites Germaine Krull’s photographic portfolio Métal and Joris Ivens’ film De Brug to consider the relationship between political will and aesthetics in these 1928 productions. Most often treated as separate experiments in mechanical abstraction, this examination aims to reveal the shared avant-garde milieu that informed the conception and execution of each work and to understand the legibility of their politicized amalgamations of biology and technology. An analysis of Krull’s and Ivens’ participation in the publication of the Dutch journals i10 and Filmliga, for example, allows us to understand how their engagements with photographic and filmic montage techniques shaped the constructions of both Métal and De Brug. At work in Krull’s portfolio and Ivens’ film are Sergei Eisenstein’s and Vsevolod Pudovkin’s Soviet montage theories and László Moholy-Nagy’s New Vision strategies. While these formal structures constituted a certain aesthetic accessibility for contemporary viewers, they may have conversely obscured the projects’ radical political aspirations.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectGermaine Krull
dc.subjectJoris Ivens
dc.subjectMétal
dc.subjectDe Brug
dc.subjectSoviet montage
dc.subjectSergei Eisenstein
dc.subjectVsevolod Pudovkin
dc.subjectAvant-gardism
dc.subjectFilmliga
dc.subjecti10: Internationale Revue
dc.subjectWalter Benjamin
dc.subjectPeter Bürger
dc.titleAvant-garde mechanics
dc.title.alternativemontage structures in Germaine Krull’s Métal and Joris Ivens’ De brug
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentArt
dc.description.majorArt History
dc.description.advisorNell Andrew
dc.description.committeeNell Andrew
dc.description.committeeIsabelle Loring Wallace
dc.description.committeeAlisa Luxenberg


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