BARRES , Patrick - Poietic Scenarios and Narrative Process in the Films of Yuri Norstein, a Dialectic of Invention

slovo:5233 - Slovo, March 2, 2019, To the East of Pixar : Russian and Soviet Animated Film
Poietic Scenarios and Narrative Process in the Films of Yuri Norstein, a Dialectic of Invention

Authors: BARRES , Patrick

with his poietic and aesthetic inventions, Yuri Norstein is part of theexperimental movement of Russian Animation, which was developed in the 1960s andbroke away from a classic tradition of drawing on celluloid. In his films, he developsnew forms of narration, articulated with plastic experiments and poietic scenariosintegrated into the studio and in the middle of workshop projects. The narrativepatterns of invention are from “materialogical” trials, chromatic and textural opacities,fragmented scenographies and camera angle perspectives stretched between fluidityand twitching, all of which are characteristics of his experimental film-making. A new aesthetic emerges, qualified by the artistic filmmaker as a “small cliché”. The expression was formulated in the workshop around the exposure of celluloid to the “plasma amber”light source. It summons to mind, liquid and textile metaphors that emphasize thematerialistic and “crumpled” characters of celluloid and enhance the tactile feeling ofthe image and opens up to the “materialogical” developments that are ubiquitous inhis films and involved in the narrative process like fog, snowfall, flocks of leaves andrain curtains. This aesthetic allows the filmmaker to return to “the core of things” andto articulate from there in the different fictional territories. He spins a fantastic yarnof escapades into the developing narrative and finally renews the creative process ofinvention in phantasmagoria.


Source : oai:HAL:hal-02053365v1
Volume: To the East of Pixar : Russian and Soviet Animated Film
Published on: March 2, 2019
Submitted on: March 2, 2019
Keywords: plasticity,colour,opacity,materiology,meteorology,Opacité,Matériologie,Météorologie,Couleur,Plasticité,непрозрачность,материология,пластичность,цвет,метеорология, [ SHS.ART ] Humanities and Social Sciences/Art and art history


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