Face of Faces / Nude Descending the Stairs

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Nude Descending the Stairs

"The motif of having people slowly approach the camera first appears in Nude Descending the Stairs, an interesting minimalist work made up of three single-take, single-angle black and white silent rolls during each of which one person - in one instance, Huot dressed in a white painter's jumpsuit; in the others, a naked woman (Marie Antoinette) - slowly descends a four storey staircase toward the camera. Because of the camera's upward angle, the descents are translated into level forward motions during which the two people grow larger with each step they take. The film's concern with the manipulation of space and with the details of human motion through it, accounts for both the title and the inscription 'for Duchamp and Muybridge.'" - Scott MacDonald, The Films of Robert Huot: 1967-1972, Quarterly Review of Film Studies, Summer 1980

Faces of Faces

"...a film of four superimposed images of four different expressions, which fuse to create an image of a single multi-featured being." - Scott MacDonald, The Films of Robert Huot: 1967 to 1972, Quarterly Review of Film Studies, Summer 1980.

"This film is the quadruple superimposition of four faces, two men and two women. These images often appear to be one fantastic undulating face perpetually changing. The images are shot thru a circular mat in an attempt to get away from the dominant rectangular film image (much as earlier filmmakers have done). I have recently added a sound track, on separate cassette tape. It is the Talking Head's "Seen and Not Seen." The film can be viewed with or without the track -- or first with, then without." - Robert Huot.

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