The Mieiigan Daily Monday, February 16, 1987 Page 7
The importance of seeing (Max)
By Charles Oestreicher
Last Friday, the University of
?1ichigan's Museum of Art
presented a new exhibit which
explores fascinating and little-
kbown aspects of the brilliant
Dadaist and surrealist artist Max
Ernst's career. The exhibit, entitled
"Max Ernst: Beyond Surrealism," is
ap offbeat and occassionally bizarre
display encompassing Ernst's
lifetime work aside from painting.
this may seem unusual, because it
4as for his paintings that Ernst
first became exhibited and
recognized, and for which he still
receives acclaim. However, the
artist himself found other
techniques, such as .collage and
ftottage, to be more potent and
provocative in presenting images.
By expressing himself in various
,. edia besides paint, Ernst
transcended the limits he felt
painting set on his creativity to
arrive at a level "beyond"
surrealism, where art began to more
closely resemble the human dream
process as he envisioned it.
Ernst's lifelong academic
pursuits played a continual role in
his creative endeavors, and their
influence is much in evidence at the
exhibit. Ernst's etchings,
litographs, collages, and other
works in various mixed media
represent an intellectual side to the
artist, both in their content and
presentation. Themes are prevalent
in many of the pieces; they are
This cerebral collection of
pieces illuminates a side
of Ernst's career and
personality which often
other authors, such as noted
surrealists and close friends Hans
Arp and Paul Eluard. Works done in
frottage form, a pencil-rubbing-
over-objects technique which Ernst
invented, are also major con -
tributions to the overwhelming na -
ture of the large display. Several
hundred works comprise the
exhibit, ranging from linoleum
block prints produced by the artist
in 1911 to etchings and litographs
executed a few years before his
death in 1976. There is an eerie
overall consistency to the work; in
terms of proficiency, it is hard to
differentiate between works
produced at the beginning of the
artist's career and it's end.
Several very famous works by
Ernst are on display, among them
his "Histore Naturelle" of 1926.
This 34 part series marks Ernst's
first experimentation with the
frottage technique, and within it he
combines within single pieces
several different frottage images to
produce strange impressions of
Earth's natural history. Represented
in the series are the formation of
Earth, the oceans, plant and animal
life, among other things. The series
ends with a picture of "Eve, the
only one left to us." The imagery
Ernst uses to conjure "Histore
Naturelle" defies description; suffice
it to say it deviates from standard
tellings of the theme severely,
Examples of Ernst's "Collage
Books" are also on display, most
notably the famous 1929 piece "La
Femme 100 Tetes." The title plays
on the rhyme of the French words
cent, for 100, and sans, meaning
without. Ernst seeks to portray a
woman who simultaneously
posseses a hundred heads and no
head at all. Ernst took his images
in the collages from turn-of-the-
century French magazines and pulp
romance novel illustrations, and
combines them hilariously and
frighteningly into a story told
entirely through the pictures. Few
artists have ever been able to
produce such distinctive and
disturbing pictures in any medium.
Ernst's various other etchings
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and litographs also prove to be
stimulating and perplexing. Their
sophisticated experimentation with
various forms of coloration, line,
surface and shape extend the
boundaries of the known and
obvious and hint at mysteries that
can perhaps never be solved. The
fascinating use of known elements
to produce completely foreign
images both puzzles and delights.
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often timps groiped together in
series or as illustrations in actual
books, with or without text. Ernst
himself produced many "collage
books," books which consisted
entirely of collages which combined
to tell a story, without utilizing
any words. There are also items on
display which Ernst executed as
companion pieces to books by
By Jose-Arturo Martinez
It was a mixed bag performance. A little bit of
Solid Gold style jazz, a little bit of theatre mixed in,
some interesting works and some not so interesting.
But, that's the risk you run when there is no single
voice speaking for a dance company.
Impact Jazz performed this weekend at the Lydia
Mendelssohn Theatre to good sized crowds. I think in
that there is a lesson for the powers that be in the
Ann Arbor dance community. There is definately an
appetite for Jazz dance in this town.
The "Hair Medly" was by far the most ambitious
work of the evening. Lasting almost a half hour it
used music that was older than some of the dancers
performing in it. Jenny Dewar's choreography,
skillful use of her dancers, and the slide show
accompanying the program made it the best conceived
work of the show.
"Detour," Victoria Tobia's entry in the concert was
the most fun of all the dances. The quirky, thor-
oughly enjoyable work was choreographed to the
music of James Taylor and used the theatrical talents
of its cast to its fullest. Light and fun in its
conception, the audience had as much fun with this
piece as I did.
The highlight of the first act came in Lindsey
Yeager's work choreographed to the music of Sade.
"Frankie's First Affair" worked to fit the storyline in
the music. It is apparant that this style of inter-
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A-Squares--Square dancing, 8:30-10 pm, Mich Union. 665-
*AAFC--Anna Boleyn (Deception), 7 pm, &. The Smiling
Lieutenant, 9 pm, MLB3.
*Zen Buddhist Temple--Beg course, "Zen Meditation &
Practice," 9:30-11:30 am, 1214 Packard Rd. Regis: 761-
Christian Sci Org--Mtg, 7:15 pm, 3rd Fl, Mich League.
Comp Vision Res Lab--Sem, Y Lu, 'The Behavior of
Edges in Scale Space," 5pm, 3427 EECS Bldg. 764-8505.
Ethics & Religion--Film, Las Madres: Mothers of the Plaza
De Mayo, & UnionMaids, 4 pm, Aud B, Angell Hall. 764-
Guild House--Writers Ser, D Niatum & A Viles, readings, 8
pm, 802 MonroeSt. 662-5289.
Gay Liberation--Lesbian-Gay Male Community Open
House, 8:30 pm, CanterburyHouse, 218 N Division. 665-
Hillel--Lec, T Kensky, "Women in Jewish Law," 7 pm, 1429
Law Sch--Cooley Lec, A Kronman, "New Republicans," 4
pm, 120 Hutchins Hall.
Sch Music--Doctor Mus Arts Perf Ser, 8 pm, Recital Hall.
Senate Assembly--Mtg, 3:15 pm, Rackham Amph-
Tae Kwon Do Club--3eg welcome, 6:30-8:15 pm, Rm 2275
Blood Donor Clinic--11:30 am-5:30 pm, Hussey Rm,
Michigan Union, & DiningRm (G1320), Towsley Ctr.
Sched ahead if poss: 936-6325.
Career Ping & Picmt--Progs: "The Graduate School
Application Process" &"Showcasing Yourself to Employer,"
4:10 pm, 3200 SAB. Prog, "InterviewingStrategies for the
Intemational Student," 4:10-5:30 pm, 221619 Art &Arch.
Pres, advertising positions, W B Donor, 4-6 pm, Pendleton
Rm, MichUnion. 764-7460.
CEW--Fin Aid Clinic, noon-1:30 pm, 350 S Thayer. 763-
Tau Beta Phi--Tutoring Svcs, 8-10 pm, Rm 307, Undergrad
Women's Okinawan Karate & Self-Defense Club--
Beg, 7:15 pm, Martial ArtsRm, IM Bldg. 763-3562.
Ne E & N Afr Stds --Brown bag lec, N Isvan-Hayat, "Rural
Production &Sexual Division of Labor Within Households
in Turkey," noon, Lane HallCommons Rm.
CRLT--Workshop, G Williams, R Ridley & D Elliott, "35mm
Slide Production,"7--10:30 pm, 400 4th St, Mich Media.
Aerospace Engr --Sem, R Clifton, "Investigation of the
Deformation &Failure of Materials at Very High Strain
Rates," 4 pm, 1200 EECS Bldg(coffee: 3:30 pm, 2269 G G
Computing Ctr--Courses: "Text Formatting with TeX, Pt I,"
4-6 pm, 206SAFrieze Bldg, & "Monday Programming
Seminars (CHAOS)," 7-9 pm, 1013 NUBS Regis: 747-
Intl Appropriate Tech Assoc--Disc, 7 pm, IATA Lib,
4202 Mich Union 665-5244.
Botanical Club--Lec, R Gradstein, "The Botany of Mount
Kelsey Museum--L.c, T Palaima, "Mycenaean Archives &
Literacy," 4:30 pm,2009 Angell Hall.
*AAFC .-The Flapper Story & Olympiad: Pt I, 7:30 pm;
Olympiad: Pt II, 9:30pm, Nat Sci Bldg.
Black Med Assoc--Film, "Free Your Mind: African Influence
on WesternCulture," 6:30 pm, Trotter House. 662-0572.
Blood Donor Clinic--See Feb 16.
Career Ping & Picmt--Summer Job Fair, 1-6 pm, Mich
Camp Bible Study--Mtg/disc, 7 pm, Rm C, 3rd Fl, Mich
Career Ping & Picmt--Progs: Resumes for Those Who
Think They Have No WorkExperience" & "Investigating
Careers in Non-Profit/Social Change Sector,"4:10 pm, 3200
SAB. Pres, customer service positions, The Proctor &
GambleCo, 7-8:30 pm, Mich League Lib. 764-7460.
CEW--Job Hunt Club, 9:30 am-noon, & Black Women in
Transition ResLuncheon, K Tate, "Racial Consciousness &
Black Political Attitudes,"noon-1:30 pm, 350 S Thayer.
Engi Country Dancing-Dance, dances taught by L Bogue
& D Theyken, live music by Gopher Baroque, 8-10 pm,
Anderson Rm, Mich Union. 663-0744.
Black Hist Mo--Film, Free Your Mind, 6:30 pm, Trotter
House. *Soul Food Dinner, 4--7:30 pm, Markley Cafeteria.
Visiting Writers Ser--Fic reading, G Wolff, 4 pm, W Conf
Rm, Rackham Bldg.
*Hillel-Concert, R Charlstein, 7:30 pm, Pendleton Rm, Mich
*Cont Legal Ed --Course, "Landlord & Tenant Practice:
Representing theResidential & Commercial Client," 1-5
pm, Hilton Inn, 610 Hilton Blvd,761-7800, & Weber's Inn,
3050 Jackson Rd. 769-2500.
Law Sch--Cooley Lec, A Kronman, "Old Statesmen," 4 pm,
120 Hutchins Hall.
Mus Art--Art Breaks, "Max Ernst," 12:10 pm.
Sexual Assault Prevention & Awareness Ctr--Men
Gainst Rape Culture, mtg, DBaker, "Personal Experiences
of an Anti-Sexist Political Activist," 8 pm,Rm D, 3rd Fl,
Mich League. 763-6075,668-0297.
Med Ctr--Mastectomy Disc Grp, noon-1:15 pm, Rm B1H101.
Psychoblol--Colloq, K Rusiniak, "Behavioral Reactions to
Odor & TasteDuring Aversion Conditioning," 12:30-2 pm,
1057 Merit Hlth Res Inst 747-0933.
Philosophy--Lec, T Burge, "Self-Knowledge &
Individualism," 4 pm, E ConfRm, Rackham Bldg.
Stdts of Objectivism--Mtg, 8 pm, Rm C, Mich League.
Christians in Action/Inter-Varsity Christian
Fellowship--Lec, W Shabaz,"Using Your Career for the
Glory of God," 8 pm, Aud B, Angell Hall 994-6126.
Chinese Stds--Brown bag lec, R Gordon & M White,
"Reflections From aSemester of Teaching Economics in
China," noon, Lane Hall Commons Rm.
Computing Ctr--Courses: "Text Formatting with TeX, Pt
II," 3-5 pm, &"Working With Magnetic Tapes, Pt I," 7-9
pm, 4003 SEB. Regis: 747-2424.
Intl Appropriate Tech Assoc--Disc/slides, J Hartman,
"Biogas: A Solutionto Waste Disposal, Energy, Water
Quality & Odor Problems in Rural Areas, "& film, Kilowats
From Cowpies, 7-9 pm, Intl Ctr, Mich Union. 665-5244.
Microcomputer Ed Ctr--Workshop, "MS-DOS Basic
Skills," 1-4 pm, 3001 Sch EdBldg. Regis: 747-2424.
Blol--Sem, C Fisher, "Autorophic Bacterial Symbionts in
Marine Invertebrates," noon, 1139 Nat Sci.
Russ & E Europ Stds --Sem, J Kuczynski, "Marxism &
Christianity in Poland, "8 pm, W Conf Rm, Rackham Bldg.
Nov 29th Comm for Palestine--Rally, "Protest of
Deportation ProceedingsAgainst LA Palestinian Activists,"
noon, Diag. 764-5011.
Sch Art--Lec/slides, K Weiser, "Kurt Weiser--His Clay Work
at the ArchieBray Foundation in Montana," 7:30 pm, 2104
Art & Arch Bldg. 764-0397.
Anat & Cell Biol--Lec, B Hall, 'The Development Biology
Black Hist Mo--Film, I Promise to Remember: The Story of
Frankie Lymon &The Teenagers," 7:30 pm, Ambatana
Lounge, S Quad. *Soul Food Dinners:4:30-6:15 pm,
Couzens Cafeteria; 4:30-6:30 pm, S Quad Cafeteria, &4:45-
6:30 pm, Stockwell Cafeteria. 763-1452.
*U-M-Flint/Sch Music--Univ Band Concert, 8 pm, U-M-
Flint Theatre 762-3377.
Grad Employees Org--Mtg, 7:30 pm, Pond Rm, Mich
Mich Gay Union--Soc/disc grp, 9 pm, Guild House, 802
Monroe St. 763-4186.
*Hill St Cinema--A Thousand Clowns, 8 pm, 1429 Hill St.
Circle for Stdy of Lang & Prehistory--Lec, V
Shevoroshkin, "Recent Work on Remote Relationships of
Languages," 5 pm, 3rd F1 Commons, MLB.
Judaic Stds--Colloq, R Levy, 'The First Antisemite--Wilhelm
Marr," 4 pm,3050 Frieze Bldg. 763-9047.
Law Sch--Cooley Lec, A Kronman, "Good Lawyers," 4 pm,
120 Hutchins Hall.
Sch Music--Concert, Univ Symph Orch/concerto winners, 8
pm, Hill Aud 764-0594.
*Men's Basketball--vs Wisconsin, 8 pm, Criser Arena.
Stats--Sem, R Griffiths, "Genealogical Trees & the Infinitely-
Many SitesModel in Population Genetics," 4 pm (coffee:
3:30 pm), 451 Mason Hall.
Sci Fic Club/Stilyagi Air Corps--Mtg, 8:30 pm, Conf
Rm, Mich League 994-8419.
Turner Clinic--Lec, P Yohey, "How To Lose Weight," 2-
3:30 pm, 1010 WallSt. 764-2556.
Tau Beta Pi--See Feb 16.
Tae Kwon Do Club--See Feb 16.
WCBN (88.3 FM)--Prog, "All Things Reconsidered," 6:30
pm, (WJJX 650 AM). 763-3500.
Russ & E Europ Stds--Brown bag lec, S Corrsin,
"Language Use &Sociocultural Change in Pre-1914
Warsaw: Poles, Jews & Rustification,", noon, Lane Hall
Human Values in Med--Lec, A Caplan, "Ethical Issues in
the Terminal Careof Infants & Children," noon, S Le Hall,
Med Sci II. 936-1484.
Germanic Lang & Lit--Lec, K Mattheier, "Dialect Crisis &
Dialect Renaissance: Reflections on the Contemporary
Relationship between RegionalDialect and Standard in
German Speaking Countries," 4 pm, W Conf Rm,Rackham
Microcomputer Ed Ctr--Workshops: "MS-DOS Hard Disk
Skills," 10 am-12:30pm, 3001 Sch Ed Bldg, &
"Introduction to Microcomputers," 10:30-12:30 pm,4003
Sch Ed Bldg. Regis: 747-2424.
Res Club/Women's Res Club--Lecs: D Rothe, 'The
Letters of Two RemarkableWomen: The Anna Freud-Lou
Andreas-Salone Correspondence, 1919-1937," & J. Van Der
Velde, 'The Search for Proton Decay: Its Relationship to
OurExistence," 8pm, W Conf Rm, Rackham Bldg.
Biol--Sem, B Hall, "Differentiation of Neural Crest Derived
Skeleton in the Embryonic Chick," noon, 5732 Med Sci II,
& L Timpe, "Gene Dosage & Complementation Analysis of
the Shaker Locus in Drosophila," 4:10 pm, LecRm II.
Atmosp & Oceanic Sci--Sem, J Clarke, 'The Excitation of
the Far Ultraviolet Electroglow Emissions on Uranus,
Saturn & Jupiter," 4 pm(coffee: 3:45 pm), 2231 Space Res
Museum Anthro--Brown bag lec, J Clark, "Sedentism,
Agriculture & the Transion to Tank Societies in Mexico:
Pre-Olmec Archaeology in Mexico'sLand of Cacao," noon,
2009 Museum Bldg.
*Brecht Co--Play, The Firebugs, 8 pm, Residential Coll Aud.
Tickets: Mich Theater & 995-0532.
Career Ping & Plcmt--Pog, "Creating a Resume," 4:10
pm, 3200 SAB 764-7460.
Cog Sci & Mach Intel Lab--Colloq, W Kintsch,
"Knowledge Use in Discourse Comprehension," 4:15 pm,
1018 Bus Ad Bldg. 747-4948.
Evol & Human Behavior--Sem, C Tutin, "Behavioral
Ecology of Lowland Gorillas," 3:30 pm, E Lec Rm,
Rackham Bldg. 936-2526.
Black Hist Mo--Arts at Mid-Day, R Wade, tenor, Pendleton
Rm, Mich Union *Soul Food Dinner, 4--6:30 pm, E Quad
*Exhibit Mus--"The Universe Game," 8 pm, 1109 Geddes
Engl Lang & Lit--Colloq, G Most, "The Stranger's
Strategem:Self-Disclosure and Self-Sufficiency in Ancient
Greece," 8pm, E Conf Rm,Rackham Bldg. 764-5481.
U-M-Flint/Stdts for Black Achievement--Prog, "Martin
Luther King: ATribute to His Legacy, A Commitment to
His Dream," 7 pm, Univ Ctr Kiva 762-3353.
*U-M-Flint-Film, Stranger Than Paradise, 7 pm, Univ Ctr
Kiva. Spotlight Ser, D'Oyly Carte Opera Co, "The Best of
Gilbert & Sullivan," 8 pm,U-M-Flint Theatre. 762-3431.
Hillel--Interfaith dialogue, "Judaism, Christianity, Islam";
"Women in Christianity" & "Women in Religion," 7:30
pm, Lord of Light Lutheran Church. 663-3336.
*Cont Legal Ed --Course, "Building a Probate Practice," 9
am-5 pm, Holidome-Holiday Inn, 2900 Jackson Rd. 665-
Mich League--Int'l Night, Spain & Portugal, 4:30-7:30 pm,
The League Buffet.
Sch Music--Concert, Univ Philharmonia/concerto winners, 8
pm, Hill Aud 764-0594.
*Play--Project Theatre, Waiting for Godot, 8 pm, Power Ctr
Ment Hth Res Inst--Vision Lunch Sem, P Raymond,
"Stimulation of Mitotic Activity by Stretch of the Retina in
Black Moor Goldfish," 12:15-1:30 pm,2055 MHRI. 764-
Med Ctr--Lumpectomy Disc Grp, noon--1:15 pm, Rm
B 1 H 101. 763-9953,936-4300.
Regents--Mtg, 1 pm, Regents Rm, Fleming Bldg.
Scottish Country Dancers--Beg, 7-8 pm;
inte2ed/advanced, 8-9 pm, & soc,9-0 pm, Forest Hills
Comm Ctr, 2351 Shadowood. 996-0129.
Tau Beta Pi--See Feb 16.
Turner Clinic--Workshop, "Refresher Course & Update On
Diabetes," 2:30 pm,1010 Wall St. 764-2556.
Univ AA--Mtg, noon, 3200 Mich Union (non-smoking), St.
Mary's Ed Ctr(smoking). 764-8312.
Women's Okinawan Karate & Self-Defense Club--See
CRLT--TA Workshop, E Hamp-Lyons, "Students' Written
Work: Before & After,"3-6 pm, 109 E Madison St. Regis:
763-2396. Workshop, K Zinn, "Using Personal Computers
for Preparing Classroom Materials," 7-9 pm, 120 W
EngrBldg. Regis: 764-0505.
Computing Ctr--Course, "Working With Magnetic Tapes, Pt
II," 7-9 pm, 4003 SEB. Regis: 747-2424.
Intl Appropriate Tech Assoc --Disc, "Social Progress in
Rio San Juan, Nicaragua," 5:30-7 pm, IATA Lib, 4202
Mich Union. 665-5244.
Microcomputer Ed Ctr--Workshops, "Basic Concepts of
Data Base Managements," 10:30 am-12:30 pm, 4003 Sch Ed
Bldg. Workshops: "Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, Pt
I," 8:30 am-12:30 pm; "Microsoft Word for IBMPC-
Compatible Microcomputers, Pt II," 8:30-10:30 am;
"Microsoft Word for IBM PC-Compatible Microcomputers:
Style Sheets," 10:30 am-12:30 pm, &"PCTIE," 3-5 pm,
3001 Sch Ed Bldg. Regis: 747-2424.
*Zen Buddhist Temple --Two-day retreat, 6:30 pm Fri-I1
am Sun, 1214 Packard Rd. 761-6520.
*Brecht Co--See Feb 19.
CEW--Film, Professional Integration: For A Smooth Passage
Home," 3505S Thayer, 764-7460.
U-M-Flint/Afro AmStds--Conf, "The Black Family in the
1980s," 10 am-4 pm, Mich Rms, Univ Ctr. (Regis, Feb
*Cont Legal Ed --Course, "Trying Casaes to Win! Pt 11," 9
am- pm, Weber's Inn, 3050 Jackson Rd. 769-2500.
Korean Christian Fellowship--Bible stdy mtg, 9 pm,
Camp Chapel. 747-0120.
Sch Music--Recital, L Schou, organ, 8 pm, Hill Aud. *Play,
Project Theatre, Waiting for Godot, 8 pm, Power Ctr. 763-
*Hockey--vs Bowling Green, 7:30, Yost Ice Arena.
Tae Kwon Do Club--Beg welcome, 6-8 pm, Rm 1200,
Microcomputer Ed Ctr--Workshops: "dBASE III PLUS, Pt
I," 8:30 am-12:30 pm,3001 Sch Ed Bldg, & "Macintosh
System Selection,"- 10:30 am-12':30 pm, 4003Sch Ed Bldg.
*Brecht Co--See Feb 19.
*U-M.DBN--1890s Party, ages 4-9, Miniature Farmhouse,
hours: 10 am, noon, 2 & 4 pm. Reser for groups of 5-10
*Exhibit Mus--Workshop, ages 8-12, "Feathers, Fur &
Scales--MichiganWildlife," 10:30-noon, 1109 Geddes Ave.
*Exhibit Mus--"The Brightest Stars," 10:30 & 11:30 am, &
"The Universe Game," 1:30, 2:45 & 4 pm, 1109 Geddes
U-M-Flint/African-Afro-Am Stds--Gospel music by 6
churches, 6:30-10 pm, Mich Rms, Univ Ctr. 762 -3353.
*Sch Music--Play, Project Theatre, Waitingfor Godot , 8 pm,
*Men's Basketball--vs Northwestern, 1 pm, Crisler Arena.
Zen Buddhist Temple --Meditation svc, 5-7 pm, 1214