Anémic Cinéma, 2013
“Visual artist Marcel Duchamp (1887–1968) made in collaboration with Man Ray kinetic film Anémic Cinéma (1924–26)… subject [of which] was to create optical illusion or illustration of the “fourth dimension”… The issue of three-dimensional space and its transformation into four-dimensional perspective is evident in Duchamp’s concept of screening[: the] Image was projected through specially modified projection screen made out of transparent glass, which enabled the light to pass through and mirror itself on the silver, reflecting back wall. The light was supposed to penetrate this mirror curtain with the retroflection being also perceivable, thus giving strong impression of the depth of infinite dimension. The object of perception are not only the moving graphical and textual Rotorelief Discs that are evoking the three dimensional sense of depth, but also the projection, virtual space of the film (the fourth dimension).”
“on YouTube, many representations of great works of art can be found // some of the works cannot be transmitted by such a media /// while the essence and purpose of the work is lost /// while the work as such is unattainable // they are gaining different qualities and new interpretations // that are pushing forward //// completely new work of art accidently emerges”
Almost five hour screening block consisting of all “versions” of Anémic Cinema that were possible to find and watch on YouTube at one exact date in the spring 2013. However, the versions vary dramatically, and in most fascinating way – different variants of illegal DVD rips are placed side by side to DIY preservation efforts or user’s attempts for creative extension of the original artwork. Underground gallery is consumed by immersive timelessness, uncanny hypnotic state in which bleeds the limits of time, space and media.
 MAZANEC, Martin. Avantgardní a experimentální film. Úvodní kapitoly. Studijní texty pro distanční studium. Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, Olomouc 2006. From Czech translated by Marie Meixnerová.
 guerilla curating by (c) merry