MAN WITH A MOVIE CAMERA

Acrylic, image transfer

This painting is a synthesis of the groundbreaking 1929 film "Man with a Movie Camera" which pioneered a new age of avant-garde filmmaking. The movie, which centers on the theory of the "Kino-eye" and the rise of machines over man, explores film as a kind of visual journalism through the themes of transportation, industry, and communication. In the spirit of the film, this painting shows the evolution of the Kino-eye theory into today's age of artificial intelligence through journalist sourced imagery of the same themes, arranged and collaged in a way that mimics the cinematography techniques of the film.