Lawrence Jordan on Experimental Animation and Joseph Cornell
Presented with a prerecorded interview with the filmmaker.
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
Lawrence Jordan, United States, 1961–64
Our Lady of the Sphere
Lawrence Jordan, United States, 1969
Lawrence Jordan, United States, 2004
Lawrence Jordan, United States, 2019
Joseph Cornell, United States, 1930–70
The Midnight Party
Joseph Cornell, United States, 1938–68
Joseph Cornell, Lawrence Jordan, United States, 1938–68