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Séance Light Cone - Le BAL / 12 juin 2018

SURVIVAL OF FORMS - THE COLLECTOR

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

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 Anne-Marie 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

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
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