The Cage

The Cage

16mm, black and white, silent, 28 min
We were trying to say goodbye to an epoch, the one into which we had been driven in Apollinaire's "Petite Auto." The adventures of a detached eyeball. Resources limited, content almost unlimited. Most ...
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We were trying to say goodbye to an epoch, the one into which we had been driven in Apollinaire's "Petite Auto." The adventures of a detached eyeball. Resources limited, content almost unlimited. Most celebrated shot: artist with head in birdcage. "Marks the emergence of a naive-sophisticated style." – S. P., The Dark of the Screen "[Peterson is] one of the originators of the American avant-garde cinema. The five films he made in San Francisco between 1947 and 1950 have become classics; they have influenced the cinematic education of many of the best filmmakers of subsequent generations." – P. Adams Sitney "One of the greats, a pioneer of the American experimental film .... With his sharp, proto-Funk assemblages of wild sight-gags and free associations, he celebrated those aspects of the Rene Clair and Buñuel/Dali films that were indebted to the work of Chaplin, Keaton, and Laurel and Hardy." – Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, program notes "Peterson's films affirm the emergence of this new artist, the American experimental filmmaker." – Jon Gartenberg

Films

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    Clinic of Stumble
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    Clinic of Stumble
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    The Potted Psalm
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    The Potted Psalm
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    Petrified Dog
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    Petrified Dog
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    16mm, black and white, sound, 18.5 min
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    The Lead Shoes
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    The Lead Shoes
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    16mm, black and white, sound, 16.5 min
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    Mr. Frenhofer And The Minotaur
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    Mr. Frenhofer And The Minotaur
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    16mm, black and white, sound, 20.75 min
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    Man In A Bubble
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    16mm, black and white, sound, 15.5 min
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    • Music