What is your experience watching “Arnulf Rainer

What is your experience watching “Arnulf Rainer

1.symphonie Diagonale (Diagonal Symphony) (Viking Eggeling, 7 min., 1924) 



– What is the main idea the filmmaker was trying to express in this film?
– Why do you think so?

answer the questions above after watching the video, write a 200 words paragraph


Read the pdf “Movement as Meaning in Experimental Film (pg iii – 8)” and type your comments on the article, answering the question below, by 

– What is your experience watching “Arnulf Rainer” (Peter Kubelka, 1960) in class, comparing to the reaction of Daniel Barnett watching “Fire of Waters” (Stan Brakhage, 1956).

200 words paragraph.


Solution preview

Symphonie Diagonale is one of Viking Eggeling’s greatest works. In fact, it is the only surviving of his many works. In this film, white geometric shapes can be seen as a projection of a dark (black) background. These shapes appear in form of illuminated lines that come abruptly. These lines are static and therefore attention………


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