These are my notes on one of the readings
Marcel Duchamp 1910 The Chess Game
Marc Chagall 1937
The Girl Ch. 17 page 72:
I had got desires now. It all broke on my tongue like some wild sweet fruit. As if my bark was breaking in spring, or mama rising in me, telling me how the flesh can die, be beaten and lost. I felt a great root springing down and a great blossom springing up, like my hair sprang out of my skull green, or a terrible root went into the dark with a hundred mouths looking for food.
Bill Duke directed this adaptation of Chester Himes’s 1958 crime novel A Rage in Harlem.
This version lacks a soundtrack but Ruttman’s film can be used as the basis of an iconography of early-mid 20C modernity.