LE GRAND CIRQUE DE CALDER 1927

By : Jean Painlevé

France, 1955, PAL, 4/3 - 43 mn
zone 2, Couleur, Réalisation : Jean Painlevé
Assistante : Geneviève Hamon
Caméra : Claude Beausoleil
Son : Freddy Baume


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English title: CALDER'S CIRCUS 1927
Original title: LE GRAND CIRQUE CALDER 1927

Directed by : Jean Painlevé

France, 1955, PAL, 4/3 - 43 mn
zone 2, Color

Calder brings traditional circus figurines into the world thanks to metal strings. More than 200 acrobats, riders and trainers are liven up in this short film. Alexander “Sandy” Calder, the inventor of mobile as an art form and creator of giant abstract sculptures, has taken his inspiration in the solar system. He talks about and presents his poetic toy-like creations. The viewer can see the figures spining, hoping, rolling, leaping...