Thursday, July 7

Gnir Rednow (1960) - Joseph Cornell / Stan Brakhage

"After Joseph Cornell asked Stan Brakhage to film Manhattan's Third Avenue Elevated Train, Brakhage photographed and edited his film 'The Wonder Ring.' Not satisfied with the results, Cornell then took the outtakes from 'The Wonder Ring' (Brakhage keeping his original intact), and edited his own version, with those outtakes, calling it 'Gnir Rednow.' There has been a long-standing misconception that the film 'Gnir Rednow' is simply 'The Wonder Ring' projected in reverse. However, Mark Toscano, of the Academy Film Archive, has definitively established that the original roll of each one of these two films is 'unmistakably, completely comprised of camera original Kodachrome,' and that no two shots are precisely the same from one film to the other. ..."
UbuWeb (Video)

2007 November: Joseph Cornell, 2011 April: Rose Hobart (1936), 2012 June: "Bookstalls" - Joseph Cornell, 2012 December: Joseph Cornell's Manual of Marvels, 2015 May: Joseph Cornell: Navigating The Imagination, 2016 January: Joseph Cornell: Worlds in a Box (1991).      2009 April:Stan Brakhage, 2011 December: Burial Path/The Process/The Machine of Eden, 2012 August: The Dante Quartet (1987) - Stan Brakhage.