Fear of the Unwinding

Hans Richter, The girl with the prefabricated heart - Dreams that money can buy, 1947

Conceived and directed by Hans Richter and produced by Peggy Guggenheim, Dreams that money can buy was filmed in New York and consists of six dada-surrealist episodes signed by Max Ernst, Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Fernad Leger, Alexander Calder and Richter himself.
The Girl with the Prefabricated Heart is an eight-minute ballad, it tells the story of a made in assembly line, perfect woman, that refuses to join with a man, also created in a factory, for fear that the passion of their love could dissolve her wax body. Words and music by John Latouche, voice of Libby Holman.

Czech Surrealism


Jindřich Štyrský, Dream



Jindřich Štyrský, Untitled (from the series The movable cabinet)



Jindřich Štyrský, Marriage



Jindřich Štyrský, illustration for, Vítēzslav Nezval, Sexuálnì Nocturno, 1931

Jindřich Štyrský (1899, Čermná – 1942, Prague) was a Czech painter, poet, editor, photographer, and collagist.
Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, he been since 1923 member of Devētsil, since 1933 member of the Association of Fine Arts Mánes.
In the period 1925/28 he lived in Paris with Toyen (Marie Čermínová), where they founded their own movement, Artificialism.
Between 1928 and 1929 he was director of the group's drama wing, the Liberated Theater, where he collaborated with Vítēzslav Nezval – in the dance performance of his poetry collection Abeceda (Alphabet) among others. With Toyen, Henry Heisler e Karl Teige 1934 founded the Surrealist Group of Czechoslovakia. He dead nel 1942 in Prague.

Source:
Dolorosa Reveries, Tarpaulin Sky