Beyond the Black Box: The Lettrist Cinema of Disjunction

@article{Uroskie2011BeyondTB,
  title={Beyond the Black Box: The Lettrist Cinema of Disjunction},
  author={Andrew V. Uroskie},
  journal={October},
  year={2011},
  pages={21-48}
}
OCTOBER 135, Winter 2011, pp. 21–48. © 2011 October Magazine, Ltd. and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. As Caroline Jones has demonstrated, midcentury aesthetics was dominated by a rhetoric of isolated and purified opticality.2 But another aesthetics, one dramatically opposed to it, was in motion at the time. Operating at a subterranean level, it began, as early as 1951, to articulate a vision of intermedia assemblage. Rather than cohering into the synaesthetic unity of the Wagnerian… Expand
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