Paris 2019 Programme
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Saturday

March 9
2pm

Screening
Louvre Auditorium
Rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris / Subway: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre, lines 1 and 7 / Pyramides, line 14
Free entry to all public on reservation
Pass and accreditation: priority accesss without reservation



"Defeated"

Wiktoria wojciechowska: Sparks | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 0:0 | 0 | 2019 see more
Mike hoolboom: 3 Dreams of Horses | Vidéo | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 5:30 | 0 | 2018 see more
Grzegorz stefanski: Restraint | Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 1:0 | 0 | 2016 see more
Sergii sabakar: Outwards | Animation | hdv | noir et blanc | 2:25 | Ukraine | 2016 see more
Lina selander, Oscar MANGIONE: Diagram of Transfer No. 1 | Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur et n&b | 8:30 | Suède | 2018 see more
Eshwarya grover: Memoirs of Saira & Salim | Documentaire | hdv | couleur | 13:40 | Inde | 2018 see more
Viet Hoai Son cao: Neon Sarcophagus | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 15:29 | Viet nam | 2018 see more
Wiktoria wojciechowska
Sparks
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 0:0 | 0 | 2019

Sparks is a multidimensional portrait of a forgotten but still raging contemporary European conflict: the war in Ukraine. Ukrainians are fighting each other, with government forces on one side and pro-Russian separatists on the other. Wiktoria Wojciechowska went in search of combatants and victims to recount its impact on the lives of ordinary people. The title, Sparks, refers to incandescent shrapnel that mercilessly pierces the walls of houses. Civilians living near the front call it ??????? or iskry, in Ukrainian. Looking up at a hail of burning fragments, they know it is already too late to seek shelter. The "sparks" signal death and fear. Combining photographs, collage, film, symbolic images of armed conflict with pictures and words collected from combatants, Sparks offers several perceptions of war.


Wiktoria Wojciechowska is a multimedia artist, working with photography, video, collage, installation and books. Born in 1991 in Lublin, Poland and graduated with honors from Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Lives and works in Lublin and Paris. Wiktoria Wojciechowska was the 2015 winner of the Oskar Barnack Leica Newcomer Award for Short Flashes, portraits of drenched cyclists captured on the streets of Chinese's metropolis. Between 2014 and 2016, she accomplished Sparks, a portrait of the contemporary war in Ukraine, based on the stories of people living in a war-torn country. This series received several awards, such as Les Rencontres d'Arles 2108 New Discovery award's public prize, Madame Figaro prize and the Prix pour la Photographie, Fondation des Treilles. "Sparks" has been featured in numerous exhibitions such as Les Rencontres d'Arles 2018 in France; Jimei X Arles festival in Xiamen, China; Krakow Photomonth in Poland, The Museum of Photography in Riga, Latvia, Exhibition Bureau in Warsaw, Poland. Wiktoria Wojciechowska was also nominated for many prestigious grants such as Joop Swart Masterclass 2016, Unseen Young Talents, Lucie Foundation Emerging Artists, Visura Grant, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize (for the book Short Flashes) and Foam Paul Huf Award. She is a recipient of scholarships and grants of Polish Ministry of Culture and National Heritage and other institutions.

Mike hoolboom
3 Dreams of Horses
Vidéo | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 5:30 | 0 | 2018

Film is made out of gelatin that comes from horses. They’re waiting to be slaughtered, so that pictures can be made.


Mike Hoolboom is a Canadian media artist and writer.

Grzegorz stefanski
Restraint
Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 1:0 | 0 | 2016

I created this work for Wola Museum in Warsaw. I was inspired by anonymous documentary photograph probably from 50` that puzzled me as very contemporary and unbelievably well staged as for a snapshot. I was thinking a lot about how language of “reality” changes over time and how it can be easily influenced reinterpreted. And then I relied that reenactments are very bodily reinterpretation of images, that they make individual bodies to be mediums of transformation meanings; and I realised that their growing popularity and superficial innocence frightens me. I decided to reenact this photograph I came across and asked members of historical re-enactment groups to do it. Later I also wrote accompanying essay in which I have put into words my interest in language of documentary in contemporary art


Grzegorz Stefanski, born in 1983 in Czluchow (PL), lives and works in Warsaw and London where he is currently an artist in residence at Sarabande Foundation. Before attending art school, he earned master’s degree in philosophy and made his artistic debut in with solo exhibition during Cracow Photomonth Festival in 2010. He concluded his artistic education at The Slade School of Fine Art in London and Miroslaw Balka’s Studio of Spatial Activities in Warsaw. In 2017 he won the Ivan Juritz Prize in London and the Grand Prix at the Biennale of Young Art in Poland. He has exhibited his works at the Whitechapel Gallery in London (2018), Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2018), Ujazdowski Castle Centre of Contemporary Art (2018), Manifesta 11 in Zurich (2016), Pastificio Cerere Foundation in Rome (2014) and the NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 in New York (2010). He has collaborated, among others, with Nowy Teatr in Warsaw (2016), National Museum in Warsaw (2017), and Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art in Cracow (2018).

Sergii sabakar
Outwards
Animation | hdv | noir et blanc | 2:25 | Ukraine | 2016

The source for the "Outwards" are the fragments of the found footages of the manifestations and conflict situations. There are plenty of them in the Internet now and sometimes difficult to understand what is going on. For the animation I choose the moments of aggression, it is not clear whether it is a defense or an attack, but all gestures directed from itself. Media is a reality where gesture, protest, and violence also take place. The similar, even equivalent acts we observe not always the evidences of equality of situations. So the question is not only about the limits of the screen, but also about the limits of understanding what we see.


Sabakar Sergii is born in 1982 in Sumy, Ukraine. From 1997 to 2001 he studied at the Sumy College of Art and Culture And from 2001 to 2007 he was student of the National Academy of Fine Art and Architecture at Kiev. Since 2007 he has been attending a post graduate course there. He is based in Kiev.

Lina selander, Oscar MANGIONE
Diagram of Transfer No. 1
Vidéo expérimentale | hdv | couleur et n&b | 8:30 | Suède | 2018

Artifacts from a Maoist life intersects with machines grinding books, the piecing together of destroyed DDR documents and children undergoing education. A comment on the earlier work “When the Sun Sets It’s All Red, Then It Disappears” from 2008.


Eshwarya grover
Memoirs of Saira & Salim
Documentaire | hdv | couleur | 13:40 | Inde | 2018

What happens when a family revisit a house they abandoned sixteen years ago? It wasn’t a decision where Saira & Salim had a choice. Would you be able to relive those delightful memories & conversations without the traumatic ones overpowering your emotions?


Eshwarya is a post graduate film student at National Institute of Design, India. She has studied architecture and believes that film is all about capturing the emotion of a space or creating a subconscious space and how people interact with it.

Viet Hoai Son cao
Neon Sarcophagus
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 15:29 | Viet nam | 2018

In a far away village Hai Hau of Vietnam, a group of Christians are building a spaceship to fly to the moon.


Cao Viet Hoai Son (Cao Viet Hoài S?n) was born in 1994, Hanoi, Vietnam. He was a film student in a collaborate course of Hanoi Academy of Theatre & Cinematography and Belgium Institut Supérieur des Arts. He is interested about human connections and inner desires


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Wiktoria Wojciechowska produces a multi-dimensional portrait of a contemporary armed conflict, the armed conflict in Ukraine between government forces and pro-Russian separatists. The title, Sparks, refers to smouldering shrapnel that penetrates the walls of the houses. Once seen it is already too late, the shrapnel represents fear and death. Mike Hoolboom uses extracts from old films with horses; the film is made out of gelatin that comes from horses. Horses are waiting to be slaughtered; then the film can be made. Grzegorz Stefanski re-enacts postures from documentary photographs in the 1950s. He asks the participants of the historical re-enactments to embody these gestures, therefore questioning the language of reality through time. Sergii Sabakar revamps and animates media images, questioning our vision. It becomes impossible to distinguish between gestures of attack and those of defence. Lina Selander and Oscar Mangione film artefacts from a Maoist life, intersected with machines to crush books shredding the writings of the former German Democratic Republic and schoolbooks. In India Eshwarya Grover documents the discussion between a couple returning to their old house, 16 years after being forced to abandon it. Viet Hoai Son Cao goes through Hai Hau, a small Vietnamese village, where a community is building a spaceship to go to the moon.


Saturday

March 9
4pm

Screening
Louvre Auditorium
Rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris / Subway: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre, lines 1 and 7 / Pyramides, line 14
Free entry to all public on reservation
Pass and accreditation: priority accesss without reservation



"Visions"

Mauro santini: Vaghe Stelle - Mizar | Vidéo expérimentale | 4k | couleur | 11:0 | Italie | 2017 see more
Sarah vanagt: Alle de tranen / Toute larme / Every Tear | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 30:0 | Belgique | 2017 see more
Natacha nisic, en collaboration avec Ken Daimaru: Osoresan | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 17:15 | Japon | 2018 see more
Inger Lise hansen: Tåke | Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 14:57 | 0 | 2018 see more
Sebastian diaz morales: Multiverse | Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 10:0 | Pays-Bas | 2018 see more
Mauro santini
Vaghe Stelle - Mizar
Vidéo expérimentale | 4k | couleur | 11:0 | Italie | 2017

“Vaghe stele” is a seven-chaptered film, conceived as a musical album and composed of seven movements, which can be watched singly (like songs), or in the established order (like a record) or also mixing the films creating new combinations or possible narrations. The “songs” are seven as the principal stars of the Ursa Major. It will be a nocturnal wandering with the starry sky as a reference: an earthly pilgrimage looking for epiphanies or the drift of a hypothetical interstellar trip.


Since 2000, Mauro Santini (Fano, Italy, 1965) has composed a series of video diaries, stories told in the first person about time, memory and the search for oneself. One of these, “Da lontano”, won the Italian competition at the 2002 Torino Film Festival. He has participated at the international film festivals of Locarno, Venezia, Oberhausen, Jeonju, Annecy, Rencontres Paris/Berlin, DocLisboa, Cinémas Différents Paris, Montpellier, Pesaro etc In 2006, he made the feature film Flòr da Baixa and participated in 2008 with different works at “La cité des yeux, une saison italienne”, about Italian avant-garde cinema from 1968 to 2008, which was organized by the Cinémathèque Française in Paris and curated by Nicole Brenez and Federico Rossin.

Sarah vanagt
Alle de tranen / Toute larme / Every Tear
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur | 30:0 | Belgique | 2017

In the 17th century, Antoni Van Leeuwenhoek, a draper from Delft, begins to make glass lenses, in order to better study the quality of his textile. He melts, drips and grinds small beads of glass. His tiny lenses are so bright and have such magnifying power that the draper seems to have entered a new dimension. Is he the first to see little moving “animals” in a drop of water? How to describe something that nobody ever saw before? In the film `Every Tear`, Sarah Vanagt starts a journey into her home city of Brussels, with Leeuwenhoek’s microscope in hand. She picks up bits and pieces on her road, and tries to find out what the first microscopic images may have looked like. She replaces the lens of her camera by the 17th-century lens. As she is filming, she wonders why we always look for shapes that we already know, whenever we are in the eye of the unknown.


Home News Work & Screenings Online Films About Contact Balthasar produces and presents the work of filmmaker Sarah Vanagt. Sarah Vanagt (1976) makes documentaries, video installations and photos, in which she combines her interest for history with her interest for (the origins of) cinema. Her work includes films such as After Years of Walking (2003), Little Figures (2003), Begin Began Begun (2005), Boulevard d`Ypres (2010), The Corridor (2010), Dust Breeding (2013); and video installations such as Les Mouchoirs de Kabila (2005), Power Cut (2007), Ash Tree (2007). Her work is shown at film festivals (FidMarseille, Viennale, Doclisboa, Idfa Amsterdam, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Madrid/Berlin, Hors Pistes Centre Pompidou), and in museums (Frankfurter Kunstverein, Fact Liverpool, NGBK Berlin, Shedhalle Zürich). The silent short film Girl with a fly (2013) was first shown at the 5th Biennale of Moscow. The films In Waking Hours (2015) and Still Holding Still (2015) premiered at the International Film Festival Rotterdam. The installation Showfish was presented in M HKA, the Museum for Contemporary Art of Antwerp in October 2016. Vanagt`s new film DIVINATIONS (2019) has it`s Belgian avant-premiere during the festival Courtisane in Ghent (3 April 2019)

Natacha nisic, en collaboration avec Ken Daimaru
Osoresan
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 17:15 | Japon | 2018

OSORESAN Natacha Nisic & Daimaru Ken 3 channels installation, stereo sound, 17’, 2018 The Itako are women who train to become spiritual mediums in Northeast region of Japan and to evoke departed spirits for the living seeking to communicate with the dead. Most of them have visual disabilities and learn language and rites to describe a rich spiritual world entirely through oral communication. Our first meeting wit Nakamura Take took place in Hachinohe city in Jully 2015. Fiming a blind person is a challenge, in one hand, we would see what she would never share with us, and on the other hand, it seems that she « sees » things that we aslo don’t see. We met her two times in 2015 and in 2017. Each sequence was very short between clients who were regularely knocking at her door. Those fragments of her life, moments of remembering songs, rites and legends were too short to build up a large portrait. They became elements of a constellation we wanted to draw : balancing her humility and modesty versus the huge scale of the desaster which happened not so far fom a living region. Her way to travel in unknown countries of dead and spirits, using a treasure of words, notes, incantation, has been guiding own journey into the landscapes revealing the traces of the post catastrophy. (imprégnant par ses paroles chacune de nos visions des paysages que nous traversions). She told us the legend of «Oshirasama», the founding tail for Itakos, a cruel story of a father, a beloved daughter and a horse. As we crossed the city of Soma, we remembered the Horse Festival organized by the city just one year after the disaster. The horses are still there, waiting. The desire to make peace with the dead motivates each one visiting an Itako. What could help us to make our own peace with the heritage of the post catastrophy ? What kind of political individual gestures could face the large scale of political environmental decisons ? We still have to deal wih nuclear threat. As a symbol of fear, the mount Osoresan, a lansdcape of ashes, smoke and dark water, responds to the hyptnotic beauty of the fragmentation of alpha an beta rays displayed at the Rokkasho PR Center. Fear, to be acclimated must show a fascinating face, as Itakos used to be represented ; stranges, unreachable and dangerous figures of women. Witches. We discovered a touching, smily, opened woman. We realized that Take Nakamura is a monument of Japan history. Very precious, rare and fragile. With participation of Take Nakamura and Itakos of Osorezan Cast: Satoko Abe, Fumie Kubota, Yohei Kobayashi, Kyoko Takenaka, Mika Shigemori


Inger Lise hansen
Tåke
Film expérimental | 16mm | couleur et n&b | 14:57 | 0 | 2018

TÂKE is a landscape film capturing mysterious natural and man-made fog-obscured scenes in Beijing, Oslo, Azores and Newfoundland. The film observes the spectacle of fog through several different film- and video formats. It explores the behaviour of Super-8 and 16mm film alongside digital video against a visual obstacle. The variable formats are also used to create spatial shifts on the screen and work with ideas of obscured or filtered visions. Associations can be made between the grain in the film material and the tiny particles, or condensation nuclei, needed to form both fog and smog, such as pollen, sea salt, dust and particle pollution. In parallel to the image the soundtrack attempts to create an auditory fog. It compares the loss of visibility to the loss of audible frequencies. During the process of making the film the artist discovered that the way sound gets filtered in fog is similar to her own loss of hearing, where the high frequencies are no longer perceived. In the fog the tiny water droplets block the high frequencies from passing. The soundtrack is composed of sirens and signals, hearing tests samples and environmental sounds.


Inger Lise Hansen (b. 1963) is a visual artist with background in experimental film and animation. She studied Fine Art at University of East London (1989) and Central-St. Martin’s College of Art and Design (1991) and received a Master of Fine Art Filmmaking from San Francisco Art Institute in 1996. Since the nineties her film works has been screened in international institutions and galleries such as Tate Modern, National Gallery London, RI at Jeu de Paume Paris, Tokyo Photographic Art Museum and Malmö Konsthall. She has received a number of prizes from film festivals including Vienna Independent Shorts, Videoex, Ann Arbor and Oberhausen. Inger Lise lives and works in Oslo.

Sebastian diaz morales
Multiverse
Vidéo | hdv | couleur | 10:0 | Pays-Bas | 2018

1-channel video / 2k format / 10min / 2018 Soundscore Berend Dubbe & Gwendolyn Thomas / Photography Niels Boon / Special effects Arjan van Drunen / Production Bart van Dam Produced with financial support of the Mondriaan Fonds The multiverse (or metaverse) is a hypothetical group of multiple universes including the universe in which humans live. Together, these universes comprise everything that exists: the entirety of space, time, matter, energy, the physical laws and the constants that describe them. The different universes within the multiverse are called the "parallel universes", "other universes", or "alternative universes". #3 Multiverse is part of a series of videos which are ultimately sequences of a whole. Both a concept and a blurred narrative. The latter is not explicitly delineated in the course of the series but it is intuited. The sequences generate, rather than a narrative, a concept. All these sequences are thought to be shown on separate screens. In large and small shapes, vertically and horizontally they spread into one or various spaces in different combinations resembling an aleatory puzzle which ultimately takes a more clear and narrative shape in one last sequence/installation. The serie Talk with Dust is composed of 8 video works and explores the idea of the fantastic or extraordinary. This fantastic is not the one that interrupts the ordinary course of things but rather that which is at once strange and present, at the same time its contradiction and its confirmation. For something to be fantastic, it is not enough to be different from the real: also (and above all) it is necessary to mix inexplicably with the real thing. In more philosophical terms we can say that the fantastic is not the other of the same but its alteration: not the contradiction of the real, but its subversion. That is why the cinematic condition of the fantastic, which on the other hand can serve as an exact definition, is not at all in the production of real or supernatural beings, but in the fact that they affect what is recognized as real and natural through a contagion of the other who comes to seize the same in person. The feat made by the fantastic cinema does not consist only in this visible manifestation of the real as another. These are duplicated, in fact, and apparently paradoxically, by the work of an invocation of the Real as such, considered in its effective and singular existence; and in a way that is in itself quite strange. 1 The effects on this and the rest of the works had been recreated entirely on stage without the use of postproduction editing. 1 Clement Rosset, El Objeto Singular, Editorial Sexto Piso, 2007


Sebastián Díaz Morales was born in Comodoro Rivadavia, Argentina, in 1975 and lives and works in Amsterdam. He attended the Universidad del Cine de Antín in Argentina from 1993-1999, the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam from 2000-2001, and Le Fresnoy Studio des Arts Contemporains in Roubaix, France from 2003-2004. His work has been exhibited widely, including solo shows and presentations at Venice Biennale; Tate Modern, London; Center Pompidou, Paris; Miro Fundation, Barcelona; Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam; CAC, Vilnius; Le Fresnoy, Roubaix, France; Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Germany and group shows at De Appel, Amsterdam; Art in General, NY; Ludwin Museum Budapest, Bienale Sao Pablo; Biennale of Sydney; MUDAM, Luxemburg; Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. His work is represented in numerous collections, including Center Pompidou, Paris; Tate modern, London; Fundacion Jumex, Mexico; Sandretto Foundation, Torino; Sammlung-Goetz, Munich; Fundacion de Arte Moderna, Museo Berardo, Lisboa; Kadist Foundation, San Francisco. He was a recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2009


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Mauro Santini has produced a tribute to Mizar, a star in the Big Dipper constellation. Sarah Vanagt replaces her camera lens with a 17th century lens, attempting to rediscover what the first microscopic images looked like. As she films, she wonders how inventors were able to describe what had never been seen before. Natacha Nisic recounts her meeting with an Itako, Nakamura, a Japanese shaman who is blind and communicates with the dead to help the living make peace with them. Inger Lise Hansen films landscapes in the fog in Beijing, Oslo, Newfoundland and the Azores, observing how different film and video formats react faced with particles at the limits of visibility. Sebastian Diaz Morales conveys the multiverse, a hypothetical group made up of potential worlds, including ours. Gathered together these universes are all encompassing: space in its entirety, time, matter, the laws of physics and the constants that characterise them. Here he examines the fantastic, defined as what is mixed up in an unexplained manner with the real thing.


Saturday

March 9
6pm

Screening
Louvre Auditorium
Rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris / Subway: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre, lines 1 and 7 / Pyramides, line 14
Free entry to all public on reservation
Pass and accreditation: priority accesss without reservation



"An invisible history of cinema"

Elena vogman, Clemens von Wedemeyer: Actors of Profane History | Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 17:0 | Allemagne | 2017 see more
Nika autor: Newsreel 63 - The train of Shadows | Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 39:0 | Slovénie | 2017 see more
Graeme thomson, Silvia Maglioni: Underwritten by Shadows Still | Film expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 33:0 | France | 2017 see more
Elena vogman, Clemens von Wedemeyer
Actors of Profane History
Vidéo | hdv | noir et blanc | 17:0 | Allemagne | 2017

"Actors of Profane History" includes a series of recently discovered casting images from Sergei Eisenstein’s destroyed film "Bezhin Meadow," (1935-1937) preserved today at the Russian State Archive of Literature and Arts. It questions the interrelation between the cinematographic use of film extras, who usually appear only in the background of major cinema productions, and the possibility of acting in political history, in itself closely connected to the history of representation. In his films, Eisenstein worked almost entirely with non-professional actors, the so-called "tipazhes." Deriving from the French word "typage," the Russian “tipazh” was a concept for denoting a typical appearance, giving an immediate visual presence to the palpable characteristics of a social type. This reading of human appearance as evidence of social and political conditions elucidates parallels between cinema and criminalistic as well as physiognomic paradigms. Yet, in 1935, when Eisenstein was commissioned to shoot Bezhin Meadow, such “irregular types” were already banned from official screens. The censured and destroyed film tells the story of Pavlik Morozov, a fourteen year old pioneer who lived in the village of Gerasimovka and was killed in 1932 by his family after denouncing his father for being opposed to the collectivisation of the land. After the editing of the film went through at least two different versions, the production was definitively stopped in March 1937. The film was withdrawn and disappeared in the deposits of Mosfilm, where it was eventually destroyed in the bombing of Moscow during the Second World War. In 1967, Naum Kleiman and Sergei Jutkevic reconstructed a version of Bezhin Meadow based on a surviving sequence of individual frames.


Elena Vogman is an author, independent curator and postdoctoral fellow in the research project “Rhythm and Projection” at the Freie Universität in Berlin. Her book on "Sinnliches Denken: Eisensteins exzentrische Methode" (2018) has been published by diaphanes. Currently, she finishes her next book, "Dance of Values: Eisenstein’s Capital Project," which is forthcoming in the Fall of this year. Together with Marie Rebecchi and Till Gathmann she curated the exhibition “Sergei Eisenstein: The Anthropology of Rhythm” in 2017 at Nomas Foundation in Rome. In 2018, the trio curates the exhibition “Eccentric Values after Eisenstein” together at Espace Diaphanes in Berlin. Clemens von Wedemeyer, born in 1974 in Göttingen, Germany, currently lives and works in Berlin and holds a professorship for media art at the Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig. Solo exhibitions include: 2016 Hamburger Kunsthalle; P.O.V. - Neuer Berliner Kunstverein; 2015 MCA Chicago; 2013 MAXXI, Museo nazionale delle arti del XXI secolo, Rom with the project “The Cast”, curated by Giulia Ferracci

Nika autor
Newsreel 63 - The train of Shadows
Doc. expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 39:0 | Slovénie | 2017

Newsreel 63 follows newsreel-related practices and tries to position and understand a particular image a shred of video taken on the once famous Belgrade - Ljubljana rail-line, where refugees now travel not in couchettes but between the trains wheels. Newsreel 63 drifts into a visual investigation of railways and explores its historical, social and political narrative. The essayistic and associative elements of Newsreel 63 link this historical narrative to our pursuit of happiness, the idea of voyage in the current social constellation, where our longing for happiness is all too often tied to the idea of travelling somewhere or indeed the need to secure the means for mere basic survival.


Nika Autor finished her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana (BA and MA) and finished her PhD in Practice at Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. Her practice is primarily based on experimental videos and documentary films, film essays, newsreels and spatial video and film installations. The focus of her work is a research of the invisibilities/ inaudibilities dealing with concealed topics of the forgotten past and the silenced present. Her work focuses on the production of particular images, specific constructions of collective memory as well as on personal/oral narratives and examines asylum and migration policies, workers rights and politics of memory. She is part of the collective Newsreel Front (Obzorniška Fronta), an informal collective of workers coming from the field of film theory and art practice.

Graeme thomson, Silvia Maglioni
Underwritten by Shadows Still
Film expérimental | hdv | couleur et n&b | 33:0 | France | 2017

"Underwritten by Shadows Still" is a film composed of subtitled photograms drawn from a wide range of films and accompanied by an electronic soundtrack containing sound samples that originate from spaces between voices. As the succession of subtitled stills passes before our eyes, a soundless voice begins to speak through the words printed on the images, forming a discourse that links them together, while gathering the characters into a dispersed community of ghostly apparitions. The narrative that traverses them soon begins to bifurcate into other lines, other voices which are no more than underwritten shadows yet which speak to us and to each other of their imprisonment, their desire to live, their dreams of escape. 


: Graeme Thomson & Silvia Maglioni are filmmakers and artists based in Paris. Their practice interrogates potential forms and fictions emerging from the ruins of the moving image and includes the creation of short and feature films, exhibitions, sound works, film-performances, radio shows, vernacular technologies and books. Their work often makes use of cinema in expanded form to reactivate lost or forgotten archives and histories and to create new modes of collective vision and engagement with contemporary thought and politics. Their work has been presented, screened and installed worldwide at international film festivals, museums, art spaces and alternative venues (including FID-Marseille, Bafici International Film Festival, Jihlava Film Festival, Festival Hors-Pistes, Doc`s Kinkdom, Il Vento del Cinema, Anthology Film Archives, European Media Art Festival, Eye Film Museum, Tate Britain, Serralves Museum, Centre Pompidou, MACBA, REDCAT, Ludwig Museum, The Showroom, KHOJ New Delhi, Museu de Arte Moderna de Bahia, Castello di Rivoli, Institute of Modern Art Brisbane, Whitechapel Gallery, Van Abbe Museum, CA2M). They are currently working on a new film, “Common Birds”.


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Elena Vogman and Clemens Von Wedemeyer use recently discovered photographs from a casting for the censored and destroyed film by Sergei Eisenstein, “Bezhin Meadow”, examining interrelationships between the use of extras and the opportunity to act in political history, itself closely connected to the history of representation. In this film, Eisenstein worked almost exclusively with non-professional actors, “tipazhes” (texts for extras), a concept indicating the typical appearance of a certain social type, already banned from official screens in 1935. The film told the story of Pavlik Morozov, 14-year old pioneer killed in 1932 by his family after denouncing his father who opposed collectivization. Nika Autor follows the Belgrade-Ljubljana railway line, and explores historical, social and political discourse developed on this subject, as well as images from the history of film and contemporary images of migrants attempting to cross Europe. Graeme Thomson and Silvia Maglioni put together photograms of subtitled films. The images advance; a silent voice begins to speak, forming a speech uniting the characters in a sparse community of ghostly apparitions. The narrative throughout the image begins to branch off towards other lines, other voices that are no more than scripted shadows, that speak to us about their imprisonment, their desire to live and their dreams of escape.


Saturday

March 9
8pm

Special event
Louvre Auditorium
Rue de Rivoli - 75001 Paris / Subway: Palais-Royal Musée du Louvre, lines 1 and 7 / Pyramides, line 14
Free entry to all public on reservation
Pass and accreditation: priority accesss without reservation



Carte blanche to Claire Denis

In the presence of Claire Denis.

Claire denis: High Life | Fiction | 4k | couleur | 110:0 | France | 2018 see more
Claire denis
High Life
Fiction | 4k | couleur | 110:0 | France | 2018

Monte est le dernier survivant d’un groupe de criminels envoyés en dehors du système solaire pour devenir les cobayes d’une expérience hors normes au lieu d’être condamnés à mort. Pour lui tenir compagnie, il n’a que Willow un jeune bébé né dans le vaisseau mais l’espoir d’être sauvé un jour semble de plus en plus vain.

Claire Denis est née en 1948 à Paris et a suivi son enfance et son cursus scolaire en Afrique et plus particulièrement au Cameroun. Elle suit les affectations de son père, administrateur colonial, et se déplace d’un pays à l’autre, notamment au Djibouti et au Burkina Faso. En 1968, elle retourne en France et intègre l’IDHEC dont elle sort diplômée en 1972. A sa sortie de cette école, elle commence sa carrière dans le monde du cinéma comme assistante réalisateur. Elle dit n’avoir jamais vraiment pu s’intégrer, se sentant étrangère, déracinée en France. Elle collabore avec Robert Enrico sur deux de ses films, Le Vieux Fusil et L’Empreinte des Géants. Elle travaille ensuite comme assistante de Wim Wenders pour deux de ses films, Paris Texas et Les Ailes du Désir. Puis viendra Jim Jarmush avec lequel elle travaillera sur son film Down By Law en 1986. Elle aborde l’écriture et la réalisation de Chocolat, son premier long-métrage basé sur sa propre histoire au Cameroun, avec les encouragements de Wim Wenders. En 1990, elle enchaîne avec S’en fout la mort et fait montre d’un cinéma intimement lié au corps, au travers d’une tension entre la forme cinématographique et la violence qui le compose. Après J’ai pas sommeil, avec Béatrice Dalle en 1994 et US Go Home en 1996, elle figure en 1999 avec Nénette et Boni un couple frère-soeur qu’elle conçoit comme un amour franc, sans dû, ne craignant plus la séparation de la relation amoureuse. En 1999 elle réalise Beau Travail, portrait de la légion étrangère à Djibouti ; en 2001, Trouble Every Day ; en 2002, Vendredi soir ; en 2004, L’Intrus ; en 2008, 35 Rhums et en 2010, White Material, tourné dans le Cameroun de son enfance. Son cinéma prône l’image avant les mots. Les dialogues restent secondaires, faisant ainsi toute confiance à l’image, à la scène, au cadre. Claire Denis a reçu de nombreuses récompenses le long de sa carrière. En 1988, elle est nommée pour le César du meilleur premier film pour Chocolat ; en 1996, le Léopard D’or et le prix du jury oecuménique du Festival de Locarno pour Nénette et Boni ; en 2010, le prix Henry Langlois pour 35 Rhums. L’année 2013 marque le retour de Claire Denis au cinéma et au Festival de Cannes. Elle y présente dans la sélection Un certain regard Les Salauds, film noir dans lequel elle dirige Vincent Lindon (dix ans après Vendredi soir) et Chiara Mastroianni. Quatre ans plus tard, la réalisatrice engage Juliette Binoche pour Un beau soleil intérieur. L’histoire se focalise sur Isabelle, divorcée, un enfant, en quête d’un vrai amour. Elle est à nouveau présente au Festival de Cannes avec High Life, rassemblant Juliette Binoche et Robert Pattinson pour une mission spatiale hors normes. Claire Denis a réalisé trois documentaires : Man No Run, Cinéastes de notre temps - dans lequel elle rend hommage à Jacques Rivette -, Vers Mathilde. Elle a également joué dans Vénus Beauté et En avoir ou pas.


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Monte is the last survivor of a group of criminals sent beyond the solar system to become the guinea pigs of an unusual experiment instead of being condemned to death. There is only Willow to keep him company, a young baby born in the spaceship. The hope of one day being saved seems to be increasingly in vain.


    March 5-10, 2019
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