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13.04.2015

Issue 2: Things

Rodrigo Ortiz Monasterio

The Witch's Cradle

The Witch’s Cradle is a 16mm film by avant-garde filmmaker Maya Deren in collaboration with Marcel Duchamp, that was filmed in 1943 in Peggy Guggenheim’s gallery Art of This Century in New York. This essay examines how the film’s narratives become triggers for sensory exploration between the actress and her surroundings, and speculates on the mystery around the unfinished film, the artist’s collaboration, and the relationship between the actors and the architectural space of Art of This Century.
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