VOLATILE BODIES: a Le BAL/ LIGHT CONE screening, in conjunction with the exhibition CINQUIÈME CORPS taking place at Le BAL from February 12th to Mai 8th, 2016.
Building from experimental and artist films found in Light Cone's catalog as well as other collections, the screenings explore three paths of reflection suggested by Noémie Goudal's photographic series: the presence of unexpected constructions within natural landscapes, a fascination for the celestial, and the creation of a mini-universe that purposely obscures our perception of time.
Astral bodies have fascinated humans from ancient times, and many civilizations have since attempted to probe the countless phenomena of the skies. Cinema did not lag far behind. In 1937, Jean Painlevé and Achille-Pierre Dufour tackled the subject in an educational film which sets itself apart from Tobias Schmücking's hallucinatory visions or Stan Brakhage's observations of the Arapahoe summit in the Rocky Mountains. In Observando el Cielo, Jeanne Liotta toiled for seven years in order to unveil the cosmic ballet of the celestial sphere.
VOYAGE DANS LE CIEL
by Achille-Pierre DUFOUR & Jean PAINLEVÉ
1936 / Video / b&w / sound / 10' 00
30 MEILEN NÖRDLICH VON EDMONTON, 16. JULI 1969
30 MILES NORTH OF EDMONTON - JULY 16TH, 1969
by Tobias SCHMÜCKING
2003 / Video / color / sound / 7' 00
OBSERVANDO EL CIELO
by Jeanne LIOTTA
2007 / 16mm / color / sound / 19' 00
...THESE BLAZEING STARRS!
by Deborah STRATMAN
2011 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 14' 14
MY MOUNTAIN, SONG 27
by Stan BRAKHAGE
1968 / 16mm / color / silent / 17' 23
Cinéma des Cinéastes
7 Avenue de Clichy
reduced rate: 7.50 €
full rate: 9.50 €
screening & exhibition: 11.50 €