Browse information about screenings in the cycle "Moving_image, A Contemporary ABC" from October 2012 to March 2015 at the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris. A laboratory for discovery and reflection dedicated to contemporary practices of the moving image. Video, cinematic and multimedia works are presented as an Alphabet book.
S comme sonore
Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France | Wednesday 2 July 2014
For the 19th letter of its alphabet, MOVING_IMAGE proposes an exploration of different worlds of sound sound worlds. Direct, indirect or off-camera sounds, noises, voices, music and silences become the tangible reverse of images. the tangible reverse side of images. 5 rare films and videos that question the paradox of our perception. With the exceptional screening of "Herman Slobbe, l'enfant aveugle n°2", one of the strongest, most accurate by Johan van der Keuken, as well as works by Miranda Pennell, Daniel Kötter and Daniel Kötter, João Salaviza, Kasper Akhøj and Tamar Guimaraes
Miranda Pennell : Drum Room | Video, digibeta, colour, 15'05'', United Kingdom, 2007 [without dialogue] The empty spaces of a building open up to reveal musicians practicing together, alone. Miranda Pennell films the silence, the sound production and the sound experience in the process of happening, both subjective and and collective experience of sound in the making.
Miranda Pennell lives and works in London. As a photographer and video maker, her work focuses on aspects of a collective performance. Her work has been shown at the Tate Modern, the Centre Pompidou and the Reina Sofia National Museum.
Daniel Kötter : Communal Retreat | Fiction/documentary, hdv, colour, 15', Germany/Canada, 2012 [VOST French] In the footsteps of Glenn Gould, Daniel Kötter makes his "Solitude-Trilogy", and questions what a community in a peripheral what a community in a situation of periphery might mean. The film explores the different modalities of sound appearance in the continuity of a narrative.
Daniel Kötter lives and works in Berlin. His films combine structuralist techniques, documentary elements documentary elements and experimental music. His work has been shown at the Venice Biennale Venice Biennale, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the KW Institute for contemporary art Berlin.
Kasper Akhøj, Tamar Guimaraes : A Família do Capitão Gervasio | Documentary exp, 16mm, black and white, 14', Denmark/Brazil, 2013 [no dialogue] Kasper Akhøj and Tamar Guimarães portray a community of mediums and spiritualists in Palmelo, a small town of 200 inhabitants in central Brazil. Palmelo, a small town of 200 inhabitants in central Brazil. The film refers to a map that The film refers to a map that lists about twenty astral cities in Brazil. Parallel to earthly cities, they would be perfect.
Kasper Akhøj and Tamar Guimarães live and work in Copenhagen. Kasper Akhøj studied at the Royal Danish Danish Academy of Fine Arts, and Tamar Guimarães at Goldsmiths College in London. Their work has been Their work has been exhibited in many museums around the world, most recently at the 55th Venice Biennale.
João Salaviza : Strokkur | Documentaire exp., hdv, noir et blanc, 7’16’’, Portugal, 2011 [without dialogue] João Salaviza physically faces the thermal shock of a geyser gushing at regular intervals from a fault in Iceland plunging into the depths of the Earth. He experiences the phenomenon with his body and his technical tools, amplifier, microphone and camera.
João Salaviza lives and works in Lisbon. In 2009 he won the Palme d'Or for short film at the Cannes Film Festival. His films have been screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival Pompidou Centre, the Venice Biennale and the Berlinale.
Johan van der Keuken : Herman Slobbe, l'enfant aveugle n°2 | Documentary, 16mm, black and white, 29', Netherlands, 1966 [VOST French] Johan van der Keuken made his first film in 1964 in an institution for blind children. At During the shooting, he noticed Herman Slobbe to whom he dedicated a second film. The child's strong The child's strong personality is coupled with an exceptional relationship to life. Herman became the film's reporter. Herman becomes the film's reporter, changes his role and is no longer an object. Johan van der Keuken sometimes brings up images of serious political Johan van der Keuken sometimes brings up images of serious political events in the film, as well as images from his next documentary. "Herman Slobbe, the blind child n°2" is certainly one of the strongest and most accurate films by Johan van der Keuken.
Johan Van der Keuken is one of the greatest modern documentary filmmakers. Through some fifty films, he has films, he has masterfully explored the boundaries between the subjective, the singular and the universal. Exhibitions of his work have been held at the Centre Pompidou, the Jeu de Paume and the Stedelijk Museum. Retrospectives of his work have been presented, notably at MoMA in New York, the Centre Pompidou and the Cinémathèque française.