Dream Dance: Program Two

Image, Flesh and Voice / George Dumpson’s Place

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Image, Flesh and Voice
Ed Emshwiller, US, 1969, 16mm, 77 min., b/w
This is a film about Images (visual and psychological), Flesh (sensuality), and Voice (as a revelation and as a textural element in the film). The pictures range back and forth from the completely spontaneous to very formal choreography. The voice track, a collage edited into thematic sequences from a mass of interviews and informal discussions, gives an inner portrait of men and women candidly revealing their relationships. It is a non-story-telling feature film, a structured interplay of sound, image and sensual tensions. (EE)

Preceded by:
George Dumpson’s Place
Ed Emshwiller, US, 1964, 16mm, 8 min., color
George Dumpson was a scavenger. He created a small universe with what he found and could carry on his homemade wagon. To me he epitomized the soul of the artist. He put together what things he could in such a way as to satisfy some inner need, just as I had to make this picture of him and his place. (EE)
Preserved by Anthology Film Archives with support from the National Film Preservation Foundation

Introduced by Herb Shellenberger

Dream Dance: The Art of Ed Emshwiller has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.