Kiki of Montparnasse, queen of 1920s Parisian bohemia, in Emak Bakia (aka Leave Me Alone, 1926, dir. Man Ray) (via giurassic)

Though best known for his avant-garde photography, Man Ray directed several influential short films in 1920s (several of which can be seen here), which reflected his involvement in the Dada & Surrealist movements.

Of Emak Bakia, Man Ray wrote: “A series of fragments, a cinepoem with certain optical sequences making a whole that remains a fragment. Just as one can much better appreciate the abstract beauty in a fragment of a classic work than its entirety, so this film tries to indicate the essentials in contemporary cinematography.”

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