Great question! Many of Vito Acconci's early-70s actions approach the
absurdity of silent comedy, particularly Keaton. Two that come to mind are:

Digging Piece
http://www.eai.org/title.htm?id=8691
You can view it here:
http://www.pbs.org/wnet/egg/209/conceptual/peeps/peeps.html

Blindfolded Catching:
http://preview.instantcinema.org/rene/286

Andy Ditzler

On Sat, May 19, 2012 at 3:27 PM, Shona Masarin <shonamasa...@hotmail.com>wrote:

> Hello all,
>
> Does anyone know of any experimental films that have explored vaudeville,
> slapstick and/or silent era clown films (eg. Buster Keaton) in some way or
> another?
>
> I am working on a collaborative dance film with choreographer, Cori
> Olinghouse, who has been studying movement forms like eccentric dance,
> mime, and voguing. Our film will seek to invoke the spaces of Vaudeville
> through a Dada/Surrealist eye. We are attracted to the way these two forms
> share aspects of humor, oddity, and slapstick.
> Here's a link to a preview of our film project on our Kickstarter page:
> http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/139958170/ghost-line
>
> Some films that have inspired us thus far are Hans Richter's "Ghosts
> Before Breakfast" and Anna Halprin in James Broughton's "Golden Positions".
>
> Any leads will be greatly appreciated! Thanks!
>
> Shona Masarin
>
> www.shonamasarin.com
> shonamasa...@hotmail.com
>
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