The surrealist movements of past present and future.
I did not know where else to put this thread (I guess that is why most threads end up in universal. Admin, feel free to move it if needed.), however, it may be a fitting place. This is a thread devoted to the surrealist movements of past, present, and future. I know this is and will be a strange and perhaps controversial thread, with the possibilities of debates on what defines surrealism in the first place, however, in the world of art and creativity, in reference to cultural, social, and political issues, this should be a good thing.
To get it started, the best place to start is the early surrealist movements. I know a little of it, and will start with a few pieces I know of. Feel free to challenge me whenever, as well as anyone else who post. For one of the core issues of surrealism is that of challenging the norm, the mundane, and the bourgeoisie. So here it goes, hopefully I have just started a hot and heavy thread (that is what I think it is about.)
I will start it off with an early piece by Luis Bunuel and Salvador Dali called, Un Chien Andalou. It is originally a silent film, but music was added, the original intent may be best without the music(aka, mute the volume.)
Un Chien Andalou is a sixteen minute silent surrealist short film produced in France by the Spanish director Luis Buñuel and artist Salvador Dalí. Its title means "An Andalusian Dog", but it is normally released under its original French title in the English-speaking world. It was Buñuel's first film and was initially released in 1929 to a limited showing in Paris, but became popular and ran for eight months. It is one of the best-known surrealist films of the avant-garde movement of the 1920s.
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And just in case that did not work for some, a bit of Maya Deren tossed in. Feminism? Agency in women? Or something else?
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