Maya Deren’s notes on Witch’s Cradle in a facsimile from 1943 via Howard Gottlieb Archival Research Center. Witch’s Cradle is, a short experimental, surrealist film. The note, three pages long, reads as follows: “There are times when an artist who may ordinarily work by different principles, will use some aspect of surrealism - like its simultaneous presentation of exterior and interior for a specific problem[…]and that in the moment when the heart breaks, we learn for certain, that it is with the heart that we see the world, and through the blood that we know it.” (Pp. 1, 3).
Due to the fact that experiments are knowledge-based with an end goal of handling a specific problem, I’ve always preferred experiments in aesthetics. If it isn’t an experiment, it’s just a game in manipulating figures without fact, subjects without content.