One bracketed to the hilt, full of explanation and. Nasa capsules carrying 2 monkeys, 4 hamsters and beetles to study effect of cosmic rays on space passengers, parachuted into sask. Cosmic ray a film by bruce conner ray charles what. Live in concert at newport 1958 and atlanta georgia. Cosmic ray film cosmic ray 1962 is an experimental film directed by bruce conner featuring black and white footage of a nude woman with a pearl necklace, cartoons, and newsreel footage of atomic bomb explosions, all set to ray charles s what d i say. Cosmic rays are energetic particles originating from outer space that impinge on earths atmosphere. Experimental short uses ray charles whatd i say as accompaniment to constantly shifting collage of female nude, cartoons, and newsreels of atomic bomb explosions.
An exciting, devastating homage to sex and war put to a ray charles song, cosmic ray just might be the worlds first music video but dont let him catch you saying that. Metrograph is a new manhattan movie theater devoted to screening archivequality 35mm prints and new films in stateoftheart digital projection. No videos, backdrops or posters have been added to cosmic ray. This is a list of films mentioned in amos vogels book film as a subversive art. The fiveminute cosmic ray 1962, his enormously influential followup to a movie, was the original underground blockbustera frantic. Condensing cosmic ray with kenneth angers scorpio rising 1964 and santiago alvarezs now 1965, we have the complete international trilogy that would constitute the components of the modern videoclip and music video permanently. See the article in its original context from june 11, 1962, page 3 buy reprints. John linsley and collaborators discovered the first cosmic ray with an energy of about 10 20 ev in the volcano ranch array in new mexico, usa. Particle detectors were mounted halfway up the mast, along with the cosmic ray detector. Cosmic ray is a 1962 experimental film directed by bruce conner featuring blackandwhite footage of a nude woman with a pearl necklace, mickey mouse. They blaze at the speed of light and have been blamed for.
They arrive at earth with a characteristic energy maximum of 2 gev, indicating their production in a fundamentally different process from cosmic ray protons, which on average have only onesixth of. Conner was a juror at the first erotic film festival in 1970, when broughtons film won first prize. Experimental short uses ray charles whatd i say as accompaniment to constantly shifting collage of female nude, cartoons, and newsreels of atomic bomb. Already many of the general features seem be clear, and some detailed knowledge is emerging. But cosmic rays are bare nuclei, stripped of their electrons when they are accelerated to cosmic ray energies.
Bruce conners 1966 dazzling dance short, breakaway, a film poem marrying the rhythm of the editing, movement of the body and the camera to a beautiful effect. Makhmutov lebedev physical institute, russian academy of sciences, moscow, russia abstract we present the main characteristics of cosmic ray population in the atmosphere and its variability 11and 22year solar cycle variations, solar protons. Almost 90% of all the incoming cosmic ray particles are simple protons, with nearly 10% being helium nuclei alpha particles, and slightly under 1% are heavier elements, electrons beta particles, or gamma ray photons. At the number 4, the music, a song by ray charles, starts. The leader is intercut with frenetically shot and overlapped images. Cosmic ray a film by bruce conner ray charles whatd i say. Sometimes, however, the term also includes highenergy particles from the sun. This film does not and probably will never exist in a video format, because bruce conner never wanted it to be presented it on video. Cosmic ray bruce conner 1962 4 mins 16mm as lynch revels in doorways to other dimensions. Cosmic rays are continuously present in space regardless of what day or year it is. Clips of atomic explosions, pornography, and bmovies are spliced together to evoke certain emotions. Cosmic rays is excited by filmmaking that expands our idea of what film is and what it can be.
Listen to thinking about bruce conners 1962 short film cosmic ray 4. They are high energy particles that move through space at nearly the speed of light. Cosmic ray antiprotons also have a much higher average energy than their normalmatter counterparts protons. You wait ages for an evening of handscratched celluloid and then two come along at once. Luckily, we are protected from cosmic rays on the surface of the earth by the earths atmosphere and. Is it true that cosmic ray will appear today answers. Most cosmic rays are atomic nuclei stripped of their atoms with protons hydrogen nuclei being the most abundant type but nuclei of elements as heavy as lead have been measured. So once nickel 59 has been accelerated, its a stable nucleus that will last more or less indefinitely. A subversive and challenging piece of experimentation. If nickel 59 is made in supernova explosions and accelerated promptly to cosmic ray energies, it should show up in cosmic rays. International conference on cosmic rays calgary proceedings, 1967.
Oscars best picture winners best picture winners golden globes emmys san diego comiccon new york comiccon sundance film festival toronto intl film festival awards central festival central all events. Cosmic rays is an annual celebration of noncommercial short films that extend the idea of film as art. Three screen ray 2006 is a reimagined and expanded version of his seminal cosmic ray 1961, a literal cinematic slot machine where three reels. Cosmic rays provide one of our few direct samples of matter from outside the solar system.
The film is projected on three screens sidebysidebyside to ray charless whatd i say. Russia is building cosmic ray center the new york times. So, lets flaunt our independence and end this wacky week of. Cosmic ray is a 1962 experimental film directed by bruce conner featuring blackandwhite footage of a nude woman with a pearl necklace, mickey mouse cartoons, and newsreel footage of atomic bomb explosions, all set to ray charles s whatd i say. When astronomers discuss cosmic rays, they are almost always referring to high energy protons from outside our solar system that travel at nearly the speed of light and are thought to be ejected from supernovae, the explosion of stars. Amos vogels film as a subversive art page 2 show list info. Conners cosmic ray 1961, vivian 1964, and breakaway 1966 are liberating studies of the female body in motion and influential examples of the appropriation of popular music in experimental cinema. Among primary cosmic rays, protons are the key component for understanding the origin of the knee. Cosmic ray academic dictionaries and encyclopedias. Expecting a nuclear disaster in 1962 conner moved to mexico where he spent time in search of. The fiveminute cosmic ray 1962, his enormously influential followup to a movie, was the original underground blockbustera frantic foundfootageplusgyratingnakedwoman montage set to ray charless ecstatic whatd i say. The mariner 2 spacecraft was the second of a series of spacecraft used for planetary exploration in the flyby, or nonlanding, mode and the first spacecraft to successfully encounter another planet. Expecting a nuclear disaster in 1962 conner moved to mexico where he spent time in search of mushrooms. A festival of experimental, essay, first person, and artists film.
Submit your film through film freeway any time before dec. Cosmic rays are atom fragments that rain down on the earth from outside of the solar system. Exploding stars supernovae are believed to act as such cosmic accelerators, but they alone cannot account for the highestenergy cosmic rays. Experimental artist bruce conner uses ray charles 1959 classic whatd i say as a backdrop to his short film cut together from his home movies.84 1390 13 1312 1040 734 1439 1278 1262 297 882 706 729 712 436 738 1454 1077 312 766 976 940 324 1480 1063 407 811 291 931 337