by Maurice LEMAÎTRE
1979 / 16mm / color-b&w / silent / Exp / 9' 00
Somewhere between poetry, humour and radicalism, À PROJETER SUR LE CIEL, LA NUIT... is a nod to the filmmaker and critic Dominique Noguez, who fantasized about the sky as a screen in a 1973 text. Always the bricoleur, Lemaître made this work entirely out of transparent film, the visual subject being the ballet of dust and scratches, black against the luminous background, like a negative of "stars and galaxies of possible images."
A presenter reads the introductory text to the audience, who are instructed to roll up a sheet of paper and use it as a telescope to look at the screen.
Never fooled by his own metaphors, the artist brings us back to the reality of the film strip with "a single exclamation that must be uttered at some point by a 'viewer' in the audience: 'Oh, the beautiful dust!'"
— Jeanne Cousseau
|screen||1,37 - Standard (Expanded)|
|rental fee||44,00 €|