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Q comme quantité
Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France | Wednesday 2 April 2014
For the 17th letter of its primer, MOVING_IMAGE proposes to discover 6 rare films and videos around the notion of quantity. Series, multiplications, infinite proliferations and monumental devices have in common the idea that something exceeds and overflows our perception. A quantity without possible measure. With films and videos by Brenda Grell, Marco Brambilla, Vera Brueckner, Jan Ijäs, Christoph Oertli and Gaëlle Boucand.
In the presence of Jean-Jacques Palix.
Marco Brambilla : Civilization (MEGAPLEX) | Video, hdv, colour, 3'22'', Italy/USA, 2008 [no dialogue] "Civilization" describes a journey from hell to heaven through the language of contemporary cinema. 300 film sequences looped together to form a monumental infinite fresco.
Marco Brambilla lives and works in the United States. He first directed mainstream films, notably "Demolition Man" in 1993. Since 1998, he has devoted himself to his artistic projects in photography and video. His work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum and the New Museum in New York, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the New York Museum of Art and the New York Museum of Art. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, at the Centre Pompidou as part of the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid.
Brenda Grell : Levitated Mass | Video, hdv, colour, 6'30'', USA, 2012 [without dialogue] Branda Grell observes the transport of a 340 ton rock for an installation by artist Michael Heizer at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. The monumental object becomes a prism of the American urban environment.
Brenda Grell studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her video and multimedia work refers to feminism and hacking culture. Her work has been exhibited at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles and the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley.
Vera Brueckner : What Happens When the Heart Just Stops | Documentary, 16mm, black and white white, 11'31'', Germany, 2013 [OV German ST French] Vera Brueckner silently visits Munich's Natural History Museum, exploring the museum's collections like a series, capturing moments where life and death play a role in the world. collections as a series, capturing moments where life and death play an extraordinary part. extraordinary game.
Vera Brueckner lives and works in Munich. She studied photography and design at the University of Applied Sciences and has been studying film at the HFF Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film since 2012.
Jan Ijäs : Two Islands | Film exp, 16mm, b/w, 5'58'', Finland/USA, 2012 [VO English ST French] Jan Ijäs films two New York City wastelands, on State Island and Hart Island. One is a one is a closed landfill, once the largest in the world; the other, still in use, is a cemetery for cemetery for unidentified bodies.
Jan Ijäs studied at the University of Art and Design in Helsinki. His films question the boundary between fiction and documentary. They have been screened at the TriBeCa Film Festival, the Tampere International Tampere International Film Festival and the Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Christoph Oertli : Monsieur René | Video, hdv, colour, 11'11'', Switzerland/Belgium, 2012 [without dialogue] The camera explores a flat submerged by objects, crossing an almost surreal material world. surrealist material world. The different rooms reveal the presence of an immobile person, separated from life from life and from the outside world by a proliferation of objects.
Christoph Oertli lives and works between Basel and Brussels. His work has been presented at the Transmediale, the Cinémathèque Québécoise, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid.
Gaëlle Boucand : JJA | Documentary, hdv, colour, 51'30'', France/Switzerland, 2012 [VO French ST English] An 85 year old man, isolated in his luxurious property, tells the story of his economic success and the reasons for his exile in Switzerland. and the reasons for his exile in Switzerland. The many disputes he has with people who are more or less close to him his story, which alternates from one day to the next, from one end of his residence to the other. from one day to the next, from one end of his residence to the other.
Gaëlle Boucand lives and works in Berlin. She graduated from the Beaux-arts de Paris, and was in residence at the Pavillon - Laboratoire de création du Palais de Tokyo. Her work has been screened or exhibited notably Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, FIDMarseille, Musée d`art Moderne de la Ville Musée d`art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, and the Palais de Tokyo.