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Franciszka & Stefan Themerson

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The Galerie Berinson is inviting viewers to an exhibition of the Polish couple Franciszka (1907-1988) and Stefan Themerson (1910-1988). They are considered among the most influential experimental film makers of the East European avant-garde movement.

The exhibition is dedicated to vintages prints, photo-grammes and photo montages preserved from before the war.

Franciszka and Stefan Themerson were among the first to experiment with photo-grammes, developing their own technique. Stefan produced an animated film table, with a glass plate and thin, see-through paper, on which different items could be placed. Franziska would move and light the items, while Stefan photographed the resulting abstract forms and the interplay of the light from underneath.

The couple used this technique of photographing photo-grammes for their films, and were consequently compared with artists such as Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy.

Further information at: Berinson

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