Friday, February 10, 2017

Caution: Mimes Run Wild in the 1970 German Experimental Film MAMBO


The Internet Archive has become quite a helpful repository of bizarre moving images, from entire features to community television to television commercials to experimental 8mm films - and all points in between. Exploring the archive can be quite an adventure. One relatively recent addition to the collection is a sub-group of historic student films from The Art Academy M√ľnster.

As you can see from this film, German art students of 1970 were into some fairly odd head spaces. While we cannot fully condone the art of mime, we do appreciate the ability of mimes to make any weird situation even weirder and this film, entitled MAMBO, is about as weird as anything to be observed outside of the White House briefing room right now.

Enjoy, and if you have an explanation, please leave it in the comments field.

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