William Wegman

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Film Review by Dean Duncan Jul 15, 2015

Here’s a very nice study on the complementary relationship between image scale and stasis/movement. When you’re close up, small gradations register very clearly. Then, of course, the mischief takes over and the movement gets very marked. The contorting nose—you’ve also got to love those titles—is funny, but there’s also a second formal question. We know that he’s pressed up against a flat, transparent surface. Still, how is he doing this?

One fun puzzle leads to an answer, which only opens up the next fun puzzle. What a great junior high art teacher he would have been!