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O as obsolete
Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France | Wednesday 5 February 2014
Before the Rencontres Internationales at the end of the month, we hope to see you this Wednesday 5 February at the Gaîté Lyrique for another session of the MOVING_IMAGE cycle. February at the Gaîté Lyrique for a new session of the MOVING_IMAGE cycle. "O for obsolete" brings together 3 rare films that question our contemporary history, the traces of twentieth century utopias and their abandonment. With films by Nicolas Wagnières and Benoit Peverelli, Knut Åsdam, Raphaël Cuomo and Maria Iorio.
Nicolas Wagnieres, Benoit Peverelli : hotel jugoslavija 1.0 | Documentary, 16mm, colour, 12'50'', Switzerland/Serbia, 2006 This film traces the history of the JUGOSLAVIJA hotel in Belgrade, a witness to a past era and to the many historical changes that the country has undergone since then. historical changes that the country has undergone since then. Through the testimonies of a former and former employees, the history of the building is told and partly reborn, while the camera sweeps while the camera sweeps over the architecture in long travellings and panoramas, until it takes us back to a present in progress. back to a present in the making.
Nicolas Wagnières is a graduate of the Ecole supérieure d'audiovisuel de Genève, he taught cinema at the Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts de Genève. at the Ecole supérieure des beaux-arts de Genève. Benoît Peverelli is a photographer and chief operator. Both live and work in Switzerland.
Knut Åsdam : Tripoli | Experimental fiction, hdv, colour, 24', Norway, 2010 In Tripoli, a city in northern Lebanon, lies what remains of one of the world's most distinctive architectural projects: an international exhibition centre world's most distinctive architectural projects: an international exhibition centre, designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in 1966 Oscar Niemeyer in 1966, and left abandoned since the outbreak of the civil war in 1975. In a form that oscillates between an architectural documentary and an incoherent theatrical performance, the the film describes both the place and, as an understatement, the violent history that left the site in a state of disarray. which has left the site in a state of disrepair and disrepair. The modernist remains appear dishevelled, and function as a monument to an optimistic era in the Middle East, which now seems far away. now seems far away.
Knust Åsdam lives and works in Norway. He studied at Goldsmiths College in London, the Jan van Eyck Akademie in the Netherlands, and attended the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program in New York. His artistic work is concerned with how each individual constructs and negotiates his or her identity, in relation to the organisation and changes in our contemporary society. He has been exhibited at the Tate Modern in London, the Venice Biennale, the Istanbul Biennale, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm, PS1 MoMA in New York and the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
Raphaël Cuomo, Maria Iorio : Sudeuropa | Fiction documentary, dv, colour, 40', Switzerland/Netherlands/Italy, 2007 Sudeuropa examines how national and European migration policies materialise in Lampedusa and reconfigure the space, time and daily life of this small Italian island. Sudeuropa examines how national and European migration policies materialise in Lampedusa and reconfigure the space, time and daily life of this small Italian island. The video portrays several workers who arrived in Italy before the application of the Schengen Schengen agreements, and evokes the presence of migrants on the island by showing the sites of their arrival of their arrival, their detention and their deportation. Journalists and cameramen complete the police bodies, presenting them to the cameras, staging them, giving shape to the usual figures of the the usual figures of the "clandestine" at the southern borders of Europe.
Raphaël Cuomo and Maria Iorio live and work in Berlin. They have been working together since their their student years in Geneva. Their work has been exhibited in numerous events, art centres and museums, including the 54th Venice Biennale in the exhibition "The Maghreb Connection - Movements of Life Across North Africa". Movements of Life Across North Africa".