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.
V comme vestige
Gaîte Lyrique, Paris, France | Wednesday 7 January 2015
For the 22nd letter of its alphabet book, MOVING_IMAGE questions the notions of vestige and reminiscence. The vestiges of ancient utopias or those of a timeless society, the reminiscences of history, the fragile traces of our dreams and invisible monuments.
Ding Shiwei : Goodbye Utopia | Animation, black and white, 7'31'', China, 2014 [without
Ding Shiwei questions the vestiges of ancient utopias, reanimates the injunction "thou shalt not kill",
and its avatars in the face of history. Man creates and destroys himself.
Ding Shiwei lives and works in Hangzhou. He graduated from the Chinese Academy of Arts. His work has been His work has been exhibited at the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Tampere International Film Festival Tampere International Film Festival and the Image Forum Film Festival in Tokyo.
Hans Op de Beeck : Sea of Tranquillity | Exp. fiction, colour, 30', Belgium, 2010
Hans Op de Beeck observes characters adrift, the remnants of a consumerist luxury society, full of expectations and
society, full of expectations and disappointed memories. Between real shots and 3D environments, the viewer
environments, the viewer takes a night-time trip on a huge ocean liner, a distant echo of the "Queen Mary
2", and mirror of contemporary vanities.
Hans Op de Beeck lives and works in Brussels. His practice is spread over a variety of media sculpture, installations, video, photography, drawing, writing... The essential themes of his work The essential themes of his work are the erasure of distances, the disembodiment of the individual and the abstract nature of time of the individual and the abstract nature of time that result from globalisation and the changes in lifestyle that the media and and technologies. His work has been exhibited at the MuHKA Museum of Contemporary Art Museum of Contemporary Art in Antwerp, the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington.
Lina Selander, Oscar Mangione : Silphium | Video, black and white, 22'09'',
Lina Selander and Oscar Mangione build a narrative on multiple layers of images and meanings
meaning, linking history and prehistory to our contemporary society. From Holbein to
silphium, and in reference to Chris Marker, man's desire to control nature and the visible is
visible is manifest. However, this power and surveillance is always confronted with a
contradictory force. This double movement of mastery and loss of visual control provokes an awareness of the vulnerability of the
awareness of man's vulnerability.
Lina Selander lives and works in Stockholm. Her work questions the process of vision, the constitution of the and the elaboration of history through images, at the crossroads of history, stories and memory. history, stories and memory. His works have been presented at the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Reina Sofia National Museum in Madrid, the Moderna Museet in Stockholm and the Istanbul Biennial. She will represent Sweden at the 56th Venice Biennale in 2015
Jonathan Perel : Las aguas del olvido | Documentary, colour, 9', Argentina,
2013 [no dialogue]
Waters filled with ghosts. A tomb engraved in the air. Jonathan Perel films the "waters of
of oblivion", the places at sea where the bodies of opponents of the Argentine dictatorship were thrown from planes.
forgotten", the places at sea where the bodies of opponents of the Argentine dictatorship were thrown out of planes. dictatorship. Jonathan Perel lives and works in Buenos Aires. His work questions recent history in Argentina, the possibility of a representation of memory. His films have been screened in particular at BAFICI, at the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, at FID Marseille.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul : Ashes |Documentary, colour, 20', Thailand, 2012
Apichatpong Weerasethakul evokes waking up from a dream, the ashes falling from the sky. He writes about the film
about the film: "We thought our spirits were enriched by the fertile earth and the greenest leaves and the rarest insects and the abundance of humility.
and the rarest insects and the abundance of humility. But in March came a day
day when we awoke from our dream. The sky wept ashes. The rotten ground
shook as worms rose to taste the grey snow. Over the mountains,
the light of devotion shone and blinded our souls. The darkness was so radiant that we
sobbed and howled in silence. And we would wake up again, and again."
Apichatpong Weerasethakul lives and works in Bangkok. He studied architecture at Khon Kaen University in Bangkok and film at the Art Institute in Chicago. He has been making films since the 90. His film "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" won the Palme d'Or at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival. 2010 Cannes Film Festival; "Tropical Malady" received the Jury Prize at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival; "Blissfully Yours" received the received the first Un Certain Regard prize in 2002 at the Cannes Film Festival.