Total Disintegration

Total Disintegration is a tracing from the ORE project, focused on 1920s avant-garde cinema, in this case Man Ray and Fernand Léger, where everyday objects, machines and bodies fracture and dissolve into and through each other.

Below is a text matched to this tracing:

total disintegration

a whole that remains

in an age of readymade
erotic motion yields
machine reproductions

a dance of avatars
recreated as spiritual matter

times inside out

the force of man
being modern

This tracing was shown as an installation and live cinematic performance in {cinema poesis} at the Emily Harvey Foundation, in NYC on April 30th, 2010.

The project was curated by L Brandon Krall and included a screening of films of William Stone. Many thanks to both of them for their support in helping make this work possible.


The ORE project is a live cinematic performance piece that mines seminal video and sound works of the 20th century to generate new narratives for the 21st.