• Duo Concertantes
  • Ogre’s Garden
  • Thimble Theater

Lawrence Jordan on Experimental Animation and Joseph Cornell

Presented with a prerecorded interview with the filmmaker.

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Artist and filmmaker Lawrence Jordan has created a monumental body of work since the mid-1950s. Much of his output is in the realm of cut-out animation, but he is also well known for his very personal, poetic documentaries and his collaborations with the American artist Joseph Cornell. Jordan stated, Cornell’s “influence on me touches the very foundation of my life.” This program features a selection of Jordan’s experimental animation, including two of his best-known films, Duo Concertantes and Our Lady of the Sphere, revealing the influence of surrealism on his approach. Also included are three films by Cornell, completed by Jordan.

— Susan Oxtoby

Films in this Screening

Duo Concertantes

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 1961–64

FILM DETAILS 
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  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • 9 mins
source
  • BAMPFA
permission
  • Canyon Cinema

Our Lady of the Sphere

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 1969

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • 35mm
  • 10 mins
source
  • BAMPFA
permission
  • Canyon Cinema

Chateau/Poyet

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 2004

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 6 mins
source
  • Canyon Cinema

Ogre’s Garden

Lawrence Jordan, United States, 2019

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 3 mins
source
  • Canyon Cinema

Jack’s Dream

Joseph Cornell, United States, 1930–70

FILM DETAILS 
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  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 4 mins
source
  • Canyon Cinema
Additional Info
  • completed by Lawrence Jordan

The Midnight Party

Joseph Cornell, United States, 1938–68

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W
  • 16mm
  • Silent
  • 4 mins
source
  • BAMPFA
Additional Info
  • completed by Lawrence Jordan

Thimble Theater

Joseph Cornell, Lawrence Jordan, United States, 1938–68

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • B&W/Tinted
  • 16mm
  • 7 mins
source
  • Canyon Cinema