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Séance Light Cone - Le BAL / 29 mai 2018

SURVIVAL OF FORMS

A cycle of screenings curated by Light Cone and Le BAL

How do we perceive what we observe? If no gaze nor interpretation is definitive, the work of Batia Suter pushes us to readjust our tenets. Confronted with the profusion of collected images, the eye is suspended in hesitation. Certainly, it recognizes the representations, but the montage between images creates a hiatus, an enigma that must be deciphered. Using experimental and artist films partially taken from the Light Cone catalogue, the screenings elaborate on three consecutive stages of Batia Suter's practice: collection, montage, and the test of the gaze.

Tickets: 9,50 euros (full) / 7,50 euros (reduced)
Screening + exhibition at Le BAL Batia Suter, Radial Grammar : 11,50 euros combined ticket to be purchased beforehand at Le BAL

TEST OF THE GAZE

Tuesday 29 May 2018 at 20h00 - 11.50 € (séance + exposition au BAL), 9.50 € (plein tarif), 7.50 € (tarif réduit)


Paying attention to things reveals a world in itself. Whether working with architecture, precise detail, or the progression of shots, each of the films (most of which are usually presented in a gallery context) explores the close relationship between cinema, space and light, a place where a cinema of attention constructs itself, from where emerges material on the threshold of perception, like in Tacita Dean's Providence. Proceeding by correspondences, Antoinette Zwirchmayr creates a visual language whose basic elements – the vegetal, the mineral, the corporal – combine according to a logic which seems to obey an intimate and secret code; Charlotte Moth composes infinite combinations of atmospheres using ever-renewed cinematographic tools; João Maria Gusmao & Pedro Paiva convoke objects and phenomena according to considerations of a philosophical, or even metaphysical, order to reexamine, not without humor, the terrain of the real.


DINING CARS
by Arianne OLTHAAR
2009 / vidéo / couleur / sonore / 15' 17
FILMIC SKETCHES
by Charlotte MOTH
2015 / vidéo / couleur / sonore / 9' 42
HOUSE AND UNIVERSE
by Antoinette ZWIRCHMAYR
2015 / 16mm / couleur / silencieux / 3' 45
EYE ECLIPSE
by João Maria GUSMAO & Pedro PAIVA
2007 / 16mm / couleur / silencieux / 2' 40
THREE SUNS
by João Maria GUSMAO & Pedro PAIVA
2009 / 16mm / couleur / silencieux / 0' 50
IN ITS FORM ASLEEP
by Antoinette ZWIRCHMAYR
2016 / 16mm / couleur / silencieux / 3' 30
WAVE
by João Maria GUSMAO & Pedro PAIVA
2011 / 16mm / couleur / silencieux / 2' 43
LES ARQUES
by Charlotte MOTH
2013 / vidéo / couleur / sonore / 2' 31
VENUS DELTA
by Antoinette ZWIRCHMAYR
2016 / 16mm / couleur / silencieux / 4' 20
PROVIDENCE
by Tacita DEAN
2017 / 35mm / couleur / silencieux / 5' 00
LA RÉSERVE
by Charlotte MOTH
2017 / vidéo / couleur / sonore / 8' 37

THE COLLECTOR

Tuesday 12 June 2018 at 20h00 - 11.50 € (séance + exposition au BAL), 9.50 € (plein tarif), 7.50 € (tarif réduit)


For many years Batia Suter has collected thousands of images taken from encyclopedias, advertising catalogues, pedagogical manuals, printed books, etc., involved in the mad entreprise of classifying and ordering the world in order to better put it into play. This art of collecting is exemplified here in a variety of ways: the found footage collections of Guy Sherwin and Isabelle Cornu, the woven film frames of Rose Lowder, Teo Hernandez's cinematographic tribute to the specters haunting film history, John Smith's amused gaze at images in magazines in link with the ideas of American psycholinguist Herbert H. Clark, or, finally, the collection of touristic postcards reanimated by Keitaro Oshima.


AT THE ACADEMY
by Guy SHERWIN
1974 / 16mm / n&b / sonore / 4' 00
OBJETS TROUVÉS
by Anne-Marie CORNU
1998 / 16mm / couleur / silencieux / 5' 00
BOUQUET 2
by Rose LOWDER
1994 / 16mm / couleur / silencieux / 1' 00
VOILIERS ET COQUELICOTS
(Poppies and Sailboats)
by Rose LOWDER
2001 / 16mm / couleur / silencieux / 2' 00
ASSOCIATIONS
by John SMITH
1975 / vidéo / couleur / sonore / 6' 30
A FOUND BEACH -OMNIBUS-
by Keitaro OSHIMA
2012-2013 / vidéo / couleur / sonore / 22' 00
PAIR OF
by Volker SCHREINER
2011 / vidéo / n&b / sonore / 4' 38
IT WAS STILL HER FACE
by Christoph GIRARDET
2017 / vidéo / coul-n&b / sonore / 8' 00
ESTRELLAS DE AYER
by Teo HERNANDEZ
1969 / vidéo / couleur / sonore / 7' 00

HYPOTHES(I/E)S OF MONTAGE

Tuesday 26 June 2018 at 20h00 - 11.50 € (séance + exposition au BAL), 9.50 € (plein tarif), 7.50 € (tarif réduit)


The work of montage and progression is the connecting thread of this screening. Here are presented cinematographic pieces whose authors, instead of having filmed the images, have meticulously selected and edited them in order to bring about a new visual grammar traversed by synapses, as in the case of Gustav Deutsch, or to reveal a hidden sense through the use of subtitles, veritable components of the image, as in the work of Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson. The first three chapters of the Austrian director's film-painting (Movement and Time, Shadow and Light, An Instrument), edited exclusively from images taken from scientific films «in the search of filmic material that is forsaken, doomed to oblivion», produce a joyous poetics of experimentation, nearly taking the form of a cinema lesson. Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson, who will attend and propose a performative version of their piece, envisage «the material of subtitles as the aural shadow of a hidden film, whose dispersed contours lie within disparate images, silently demanding new modes of listening». (Erik Bullot)


FILM IST. (1-3) - TABLEAUFILM. WORK IN PROGRESS
by Gustav DEUTSCH
1998 / 16mm / coul-n&b / sonore / 35' 00
UNDERWRITTEN BY SHADOWS STILL
by Silvia MAGLIONI & Graeme THOMSON
2015 / vidéo / coul-n&b / 33' 00

MORE INFORMATION

address Cinéma des Cinéastes
7, avenue de Clichy
75017 Paris
France
email lightcone@lightcone.org
related links LA SURVIVANCE DES FORMES - Cycle de cinéma
BATIA SUTER, RADIAL GRAMMAR - Exposition