Manifesta purposely strives to keep its distance from what are often seen as the dominant centres of artistic production, instead seeking fresh and fertile terrain for the mapping of a new cultural topography.

Lene Berg, NO

There are many questions and stories about this film. One story has it: Man Ray accidentally destroyed the film negatives during processing. Another states: the film was shown to a small group of friends in New York during the 1920s. However, it seems unlikely that the film was ever shown, since it is now only known to exist as two printed frames which Man Ray attached to a letter in 1921. But then there is the question: Who exactly was the Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven? Was she merely the model in this film? Or was the Baroness also the author?