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Séance Light Cone - Le BAL / 26 juin 2018

SURVIVAL OF FORMS - HYPOTHES(I/E)S OF MONTAGE

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

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