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The Michigan Daily-Friday, June 9,1989-Page 10

continued from page 8
literature of the 1930s - the read-
ing accomplished by means of a
jeweler's loupe. In a recent inter-
view the brothers explained a facet
of their working procedures: "One
day we were simply screwing
something down, and we realized
we could animate it...I think even-
tually that image gave the film its
drift. It suggested this other, primi-
tive world-a burrowing-away.... A
world which deteriorates, it seemed
to fit the Shultzian universe."
Parts of the absurdist appeal of
these micro-versions of literary
works is the gesture of making
grandiose claims with the titles of
the filnis and them fulfilling tiem
by the most indirect means avail-
able: atmospherics, repetition of
little sequences;the anomaly of this
literary element in such close prox-
imity to a totally mechanical repre-
sentation of life, their astonishing
lighting techniques and use of a
drained palette (some of the films
do show a bit of naked color).
Claymation tends to emerge,
flut-ter, then flood the space before
the lens. The Quay allegories have
cor-ners, architectonics, and ex-
ploit the diminutive to the limit in
The Cabinet of Jan Svankmajer-
Prague's Alchemist of Film. In an
hommage to the Czech animator,
Svankmajer is transfonned as a con-

glomeration of instruments and
books, his head a shock of pages.
This figure the brothers have
borrowed directly from a painting
by Giuseppe Arcimboldo, a mid-
sixteenth-century portrait of a li-
brarian at the Habsburg Court. The
painter, who lived in Prague and
Vienna, developed a technique of
representation which moves be-
tween imitation and free invention,
between the ordinary and the
grotesque - with a tendency to
project a "modern" subject matter
into ancient form, and create a ci-
phered image where metaphor runs
The instruments of observation
used to enhance double as a guillo-
tine, a disappearing-act magic-box
and a means of exploring the aco-
lyte's brain - first it's stuffed with
awe, and then it's dissected to reveal
the actual upholsterer's stuffing.
The oscillations of the Quay
Brothers' didactic dance, where the
ante is constantly raised - the field
expanded and reversed - are remi-
niscent of an investigation which
dismantles its object along with the
practitioners of the science... in the
process of the proof.
THERS QUAY, comprising four
animated short films, premieres at
the MLB 3 Auditorium tonight (the
9th) at 7:30,8:45, and 10:15 p.m.



The Calendar
of The University of Michigan

The calendar combines meeting, lecture, workshop, and conference.announcements
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assistant, University Record, 412 Maynard A Asterisk (') denotes events to which
admission is charged-
Lesbian-Gay Male Prog--Mtg, "Black Gay Brothers
United," 8 pm, Mich Union Rm 3200. 763-4186.
*AAFC-Film, A Night of Animation by the Brothers Quay,
7:30, 8:45 & 10:15 pm, MLB 3. 769-7787.
Assoc Black Professionals & Admin--Recep, honor
members for promotions, 4:30 pm, Mich Union Kuenzel
U-M Flint--Adult Back-to-Sch Wkshp, 3-5 pm, Univ Ctr
Listening Hs.
*HRD--Wkshps, "Animal Use & Care," 10 am-noon; "Mail
Handling," 8:30 am-2:30 pm, 1111 Kipke Dr. Reg req.
*Palestine Aid Soc--Banquet & Lec, A A Mazrui, "The
Intitadah in Palestine & the Student Movement in China: A
Preliminary Comparison," 6:30 pm, 1432 Washtenaw. 668-
*Dept Rec Sports--3-day Sleeping Bear Dunes Trip begs, for
time & loc call 764-3967.
Med Ctr-Mulicultural Music & Dance, 4:45-9 pm, Hosp
U-M Dearborn--Environ Std Pond Tour, 10 am, Henry Ford
Estate-Fair Lane Main Entrance Std Area. 593-5338.
*HRD--Wkshp, "Creative Wellness Strategies For The '90s," 9
am-4:30 pm, 1111 Kipke Dr. Reg req. 764-7410.
Univ Lutheran Chapel--Bible Std, 8 am; Worship, 9 am,
1511 Washtenaw. 663-5560.

*Botan Gdns--Conservatory Tour, 1 & 2 pm, 1800 N Dixboro.
Reg req, 763-7061.
WAND--Mtg, G Avery, 7:30 pm, 1679 Broadway. 761-1718.
Canterbury House--See June 5.
Sch Educ--Sem begs, E Chaffee & W Tierney, "Understanding
the Political & Organizational Culture of Postsecondary
Education," 1-4 pm, SEB Rm 2219. Reg req. 764-9472.
*U-M Flint--Video Conf, W Edwards Deming, 'The New
Economics of Industry & Government," 11 am-4 pm, 1301 E
Court St. 762-3200.
*HRD--Wkshp, "Organizational Behavior & Politics: Dealing
With Individuals," 8:30 am-noon; "Preparing For Retirement"
(Faculty), 6-9 pm; "Written Communications Sem," 9 am-4
pm, 1111 Kipke Dr. Reg req, 764-7410.
*Ofc Major Events--Live Telecast, "Leonard Vs Hearns, THE
WAR," 9 pm, Hill Aud. 763-TKTS.
Lesbian & Gay Rights Organizing Committee
(LaGROC)--See June 6.
Dept Communication--Lec, C DArienzo, "Media & Child
Abuse," 11 am, MLB And 4. 764-0420.
Gifts of Art--Concert, Reel Happy String Band, 2 pm, Hosp
Courtyd, 936-ARTS.
*HRD--Wkshps, "Written Communications Sem," 9 am-4 pm;
"Writing It Right Pt 11: Punctuation," 8:30 am-noon; "Self-
Assessment & The Transformational Process," 3-7 pm, 1111
Kipke Dr. Reg req. 764-7410.
Pharmacology--Lec, R D Hudson, "Origins & Nature of Upjohn
Pharmaceutical Research & Development Efforts in Europe-
Liason with Academic Institutions-Why Europe," 4 pm,
M7412 Med Sci.
*Phys Educ--Community CPR class begs, 4-8 pm, CCRB Rm
1250. Reg req. 764-1342.
*Dept Rec Sports--Bike Repair Clinic II, 7-8:30 pm, NCRB
Conf Rm, 764-3967.

*Turner Ctinic--Prog, G Maxfield, "The Sign of the Shell,"
1:30-3:30 pm, Kellogg Eye CtrAud. Reg req. 764-2556.
Univ Lutheran Chapel--See June 7.
*HRD-Wkshps, "The Working Family," noon-1 pm, Mich
League Conf Rm 6; "Written Communications Sem," 9 am-4
pm; "Barriers & Benefits-Advanced," 8:30 am-noon; "Self-
Assessment & The Transformational Process," 3-7 pm, 1111
Kipke Dr. Reg req. 764-7410.
Nrsg Hist Soc--Potluck Picnic & Prog, S Duffy, "Techniques of
Oral History Taking A Brief Interview With Marguerite
Harms," 5-9 pm, Leslie Sci Ctr, 1831 Traver Rd. 747-0191.
Psychiatry--Conf, E Courchesne, "Autism: Neuroimaging &
Neuropathologic Findings," 10:30 am, Child & Adoles Psych
Hosp Aud; Sem, "Autism: Neurophysiological &
Neurobehavioral Studies," 2:30 pm, MHRI Waggoner Conf
Rm. 764-9527.
Dept Rec Sports--Pre-trip mtg rock climbing, 7 pm, NCRB
Conf Rm, 764-3967.
Turner Clinic--Glucose testing & wkshp, J Halter & J Merritt,
"Diabetes & the Elderly," 1-3 pm, 1501 W Liberty. 764-
*Mich League--Amer Heritage Nght, Native Amer, 4:30-7:30
pm, League Buffet.
Sail Club--See June 8.
*Zen Buddhist Temple--See June 8.
*AAFC--Films, L'Eclisse, 7:30 pm; The Red Desert, 9:40 pm,
MLB 4, 769-7787.
Sch Art--Recep for BFA Show, 5-9 pm, Rackham Galleries.
U-M Dearborn--Assoc Women Sci Mtg, B Sloat, 5:30 pm, 244
*HRD--Wkshps, "Preparing For Retirement" (Staff), 1:30-4:30.
pm; "Enhancing Your Professional Image From The Inside
Out," 1-4:30 pm; "On Being The Boss: The Supervisor'
Role," 8:30 am-noon; "Conflict Management: Principles &
Practices," 8:30 am-noon, 1111 Kipke Dr. Reg req. 764-
Vision Luncb--Sem, D Schneeweis, "Modulation of Ionic
Currents in Vertebrate Photoreceptors," 12:20 pm, 2055
MHRI. 764-0573.

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