Short, Avant-Garde. Conner’s 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. Directed by Bruce Conner. Synopsis. Synopsis. Cosmic Ray Date: 1961. Bruce Conner. United States, 1962. Each film strip contains 96 frames (4'43 seconds projected at sound speed 24 Experimental short uses Ray Charles’ “What’d I Say” as accompaniment to constantly shifting collage of female nude, cartoons, and newsreels of atomic bomb explosions. THREE SCREEN RAY, (1961/2006) is an exuberant expanded cinema version of Conner’s COSMIC RAY, 1961 and EVE-RAY-FOREVER, 1965, both re-edited into three side-by-side video projections. In 2006 he edited the fast-paced, black-and-white collage that is Cosmic Ray into is a three-channel video projection. The central channel of Three Screen Ray is the 1961 film exactly; the left and right channels are edited versions. Bruce Conner «Cosmic Ray» Conner's structuralist approch to cinema is visible in this film-collage. Kısa Filmler (126) Kısa Film. Directed by. Cosmic Ray (1962) – Bruce Conner. Cosmic Ray. (1962) So, let's flaunt our independence and end this wacky week of cosmic capers with some classic music from a little known short film from 1962 by artist/beatnik/filmmaker Bruce Conner called "Cosmic Ray." 4. Three Screen Ray is based on Conner’s second film, Cosmic Ray of 1961, the first time he combined found footage with footage he shot himself. Eight (1998) – Stephen Daldry. Credit Line Gift of Society for Contemporary Art Bruce Conner's enormously influential follow-up to A Movie, Cosmic Ray (1962) was the original underground blockbuster—a frantic found-footage-plus-gyrating-naked-woman montage set to Ray Charles's ecstatic What'd I Say. They are paired with Gunvor Nelson’s Schmeergunz (1966), in which culturally dominant images of female bodies are contrasted with bodily functions, and The Golden Positions … Experimental short uses Ray Charles' "What'd I Say" as accompaniment to constantly shifting collage of female nude, cartoons, and newsreels of atomic bomb explosions. About this artwork Currently Off View Contemporary Art Artist Bruce Conner Title Cosmic Ray Origin United States Date Made 1961 Medium 16mm black-and-white film, silent; 4:30 min. COSMIC RAY - A Film By Bruce Conner - Ray Charles - "What'd I Say?" Artist: Bruce Conner American, 1933–2008.