[Artist and filmmaker, b. 1896, Bialystok, d. 1954, Moscow.]
I’m an eye. A mechanical eye. I, the machine, show you a world the way only I can see it. I free myself for today and forever from human immobility... My way leads towards the creation of a fresh perception of the world. Thus I explain in a new way the world unknown to you. (1923)
We cannot improve the making of our eyes, but we can endlessly perfect the camera.
I take from one person the strongest and deftest hands, from another I take the strongest and swiftest legs, from a third the most beautiful and expressive head and I create a new, perfect man in montage.