Hans Richter : Early Works (Expanded Version)

A new version of our previous edition of the DVD with 8 films by Hans Richter, now with 3 bonus documentary films

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By film I mean visual rhythm... to see movement, organized movement, wakes us up, wakes up resistance, wakes up the reflexes, and perhaps wakes up our sense of enjoyment as well. This kind of film gives memory nothing to hang on. At the mercy of "feeling", reduced to going with the rhythm according to the successive rise and fall of the breath and the heartbeat, we are given a sense of what feeling and perceiving really is: a process - MOVEMENT."
- Hans Richter 1924

Richter's position in the art world was unique. As one of the earliest exponents of Dada, he was also one of the first to recognize the new possibilities cinematography offered the artist. He participated in the first avant-garde film movement alongside Léger, Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia, Cocteau and Dali, and later in New York his teachings would influence many of the "New American Cinema" filmmakers.

Rhythmus 21 1921 4min
Rhythmus 23 1923 4min
Filmstudie 1926 5min
Ghosts Before Breakfast (Vormittagsspuk) 1927-28 7min
Race Symphony 1928-29 7min
Two Pence Magic (Zweigroschenzauber) 1928-29 2min
Inflation 1927 3min
Everything Turns Everything Revolves 1929 3min

Give Chance a Chance (Stephan Chodorov, 1973, 28')
Richter on Film (Cecile Starr, 1972, 12')
A Visit to Hans Richter (Jonas Mekas, 2003,5')

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Data sheet

Hans Richter, Cecile Starr
DVD5 PAL Interzone/Region 0, mono
Original format
1921-1929, 1972
Hans Richter
49 min



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