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Poet, editor, filmmaker.
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Dada artist, avant-garde filmmaker, poet, editor. Born 1905 (or 1903). In the 1920s he was making avant-garde film experiments.
  
''Béla'', unrealised. An experimental film scenario written by Hungarian Dada artist and avant-garde filmmaker György Gerö, based on a book by Lajos Kassák and Imre Pál ''The History of the Isms'' (Pal Azizmusck tostenek), Magveto Budapest, 1972, and first published in 1924 in the dadaist review [[IS]]. The original scene-by-scene film script and complete scenario of the film consist of 4 pages currently housed in the Budapest City Archives. Gerö never completed the film. Bruce Checefsky later made a film inspired by Gerö's script, ''Béla'' (2009, 35mm, black & white, sound, 6:29 min) [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TVkPKQpdLw].
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According to a memoir, Gerő’s first work was an animated "series of pictures of a blooming cactus". (On the third page in the typed memoir of Andor Tiszay, property of Gyula Száva.)
  
Lajos Kassák's review of the Dokumentum (1924) includes a descriptive passage of Gerö's conceptual theory as well as several key filmmaking techniques.  
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In 1924 he edited the short-lived dadaist review ''[[IS]]'' together with [[Imre Pán]], [[Árpád Mezei]] and [[Károlly Kristóf]]. The journal lacked any public interest and only four issues were published, each in different format and typography, the last two in poster format. Issues included poems by the editors, Gerő's scripts, and contributions by [[Hans Arp]], its only foreign correspondent. [http://www.orszagepito.hu/szamok/teljes/2000-4m.pdf]
  
Since 1931 edited 'Index' magazine together with [[Árpád Mezei]] and [[Imre Pán]].
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In one of the issues of ''IS'', Gerő published his script for unrealised experimental film ''Béla''. The original scene-by-scene film script and complete script of the film consist of 4 pages currently housed in the Budapest City Archives. It was later republished in the [[Lajos Kassák]]'s book ''The History of the Isms'' [Az izmusok története],  Magvetö Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 1972. Bruce Checefsky later made a film inspired by Gerö's script, ''Béla'' (2009, 35mm, black & white, sound, 6:29 min), filmed on location in Cleveland, Ohio. [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TVkPKQpdLw].
  
Gerö was spared political prison, declared a neurotic and placed into a private hospital where all traces of him were lost. Filmed on location in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Lajos Kassák's review ''Dokumentum'' (1927) includes a descriptive passage of Gerö's conceptual theory as well as several key filmmaking techniques.  
  
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Gerö was spared political prison, declared a neurotic and placed into a private hospital in Vienna (as of 1935) where all traces of him were lost.
  
[http://filmvilag.hu/xista_frame.php?cikk_id=5196 György Gerő: Film (1927)] [http://mek.niif.hu/00100/00125/html/01.htm]<br>
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; See also
[http://filmvilag.hu/xista_frame.php?cikk_id=5196 Péter György: A klasszikus avantgardtól a videóig]
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* [[Hungary#Experimental film, avant-garde film]]
  
See also: [[Hungary#Experimental_film.2C_avant-garde_film]]
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; Literature
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* Dorottya Szalay, [http://artincinema.com/2013/09/26/time-travel-bruce-checefskygyorgy-gero-bela/ "Time Travel - Bruce Checefsky/György Gerő: Béla"], September 2013 (English)
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* György Gerő, [http://filmvilag.hu/xista_frame.php?cikk_id=5196 "Film"], ''Dokumentum'', January 1927, pp 17-24. Republished in '' Filmvilág'', Sep 1987, pp 8-10. [http://books.google.com/books?id=xkk6U42Zl_sC&pg=PA86] [http://mek.niif.hu/00100/00125/html/01.htm]
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* Péter György, [http://www.filmvilag.hu/xista_frame.php?cikk_id=5195 "A klasszikus avantgardtól a videóig"]
  
 
[[Category:Experimental film|Gero, Gyorgy]]
 
[[Category:Experimental film|Gero, Gyorgy]]

Latest revision as of 02:42, 17 February 2014

Dada artist, avant-garde filmmaker, poet, editor. Born 1905 (or 1903). In the 1920s he was making avant-garde film experiments.

According to a memoir, Gerő’s first work was an animated "series of pictures of a blooming cactus". (On the third page in the typed memoir of Andor Tiszay, property of Gyula Száva.)

In 1924 he edited the short-lived dadaist review IS together with Imre Pán, Árpád Mezei and Károlly Kristóf. The journal lacked any public interest and only four issues were published, each in different format and typography, the last two in poster format. Issues included poems by the editors, Gerő's scripts, and contributions by Hans Arp, its only foreign correspondent. [1]

In one of the issues of IS, Gerő published his script for unrealised experimental film Béla. The original scene-by-scene film script and complete script of the film consist of 4 pages currently housed in the Budapest City Archives. It was later republished in the Lajos Kassák's book The History of the Isms [Az izmusok története], Magvetö Könyvkiadó, Budapest, 1972. Bruce Checefsky later made a film inspired by Gerö's script, Béla (2009, 35mm, black & white, sound, 6:29 min), filmed on location in Cleveland, Ohio. [2].

Lajos Kassák's review Dokumentum (1927) includes a descriptive passage of Gerö's conceptual theory as well as several key filmmaking techniques.

Gerö was spared political prison, declared a neurotic and placed into a private hospital in Vienna (as of 1935) where all traces of him were lost.

See also
Literature