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Bruce Conner (eeuu)

Bruce Conner (* 18 de noviembre de 1933 en McPherson, Kansas; † 7 de julio de 2008 en San Francisco) fue un artista norteamericano pionero en la realización de cine experimental, destacando la utilización de técnicas como el ensamblaje y Found footage. También cultivo otras artes como; dibujo, escultura, pintura, collage y fotografía.

Bruce Conner estudio entre 1951/1952 en la Universidad de Wichita, aunque más tarde obtendría su licenciatura en la Universidad de Nebraska. Posteriormente estudio en la Brooklyn Museum Art School y en la Universidad de Colorado, donde conocería a su más adelante esposa, la artista Jean Sandstedt. Conner sería afamado internacionalmente a lo largo de los años 50 por sus esculturas vanguardistas realizadas con trozos de muebles, muñecas rotas, medias de Nylon y otros materiales de desecho. En 1958 estrenó “A Movie”, cortometraje experimental realizado con material encontrado (Found footage). Desde entonces su reconocimiento en el medio audiovisual ha llegado hasta el presente, principalmente por su contribución al género del Videoclip, donde colaboró con artistas como Devo, Terry Riley, Brian Eno, David Byrne y otros. Conner, junto a otros artistas como; Stan Brakhage, Ken Jacobs, Jonas Mekas und Andy Warhol destaca como referente de la escena cinematográfica Underground de finales de los años 50 y 60. En 1988 fue galardonado con el premio Maya Deren al cine independiente y videoarte del American Film Institute.

 

Bruce Conner (* November 18, 1933 in McPherson, Kansas; † July 7, 2008 in San Francisco) was a pioneer North American artist in the making of experimental cinema, highlighting the use of techniques such as assembly and Found footage. He also cultivated other arts like; drawing, sculpture, painting, collage and photography.

Bruce Conner studied between 1951/1952 at the University of Wichita, although he would later obtain his bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska. Later he studied at the Brooklyn Museum Art School and at the University of Colorado, where he would meet his later wife, the artist Jean Sandstedt. Conner would be internationally famous throughout the 1950s for his avant-garde sculptures made from pieces of furniture, broken dolls, Nylon stockings, and other scrap materials. In 1958 he released “A Movie”, an experimental short film made with found footage. Since then the recognition of him in the audiovisual medium has reached the present, mainly due to his contribution to the Videoclip genre, where he collaborated with artists such as Devo, Terry Riley, Brian Eno, David Byrne and others. Conner, along with other artists like; Stan Brakhage, Ken Jacobs, Jonas Mekas und Andy Warhol stands out as a benchmark in the Underground film scene of the late 1950s and 1960s. In 1988 he was awarded the Maya Deren Award for Independent Film and Video Art from the American Film Institute.