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Scratch Projection / February 12, 2019

THE AVANT-GARDE OF THE 1920S, TODAY

Screening introduced by Patrick de Haas, on the occasion of the release of his book Cinéma absolu. Avant-garde 1920-1930 (METTRAY editions / Editions Macula).

In partnership with the Archives du Film Expérimental d'Avignon (AFEA)

The term "avant-garde" has become suspicious today due to the misuse of meaning of which it has been victim: the critical, transgressive, utopian force is indeed defused by its advertising use which turns the stakes around by locking it in a separate category: the avant-garde as a genre, as a symbolic surplus value, as a mark of distinction... The artistic avant-garde as it was experienced by its actors in the 1920s cannot, however, be separated from a movement of overall liberation: not only from the academic norms locking the aesthetic field, but also from social hierarchies, bourgeois conventions, sexual norms, praise of traditions and worship of nations. Experimentation in the arts is therefore accompanied by the hope that it will overflow outside.

The selection of the films presented aims to reveal the link between the exploration of new aesthetic forms and the call for new forms of life. Adventures to be continued today.

- Patrick de Haas

Screening followed by discussion with the author and book signing.

L’AVANT-GARDE DES ANNÉES 1920, AUJOURD’HUI

Tuesday February 12, 2019, 20:30



OPUS II, III & IV
by Walter RUTTMANN
1923 / 35mm / color / silent / 12' 00
INFLATION
by Hans RICHTER
1928 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 3' 00
VORMITTAGSSPUK
(GHOSTS BEFORE BREAKFAST)
by Hans RICHTER
1928 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 7' 00
CROSSING THE GREAT SAGRADA
by Adrian BRUNEL
1924 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 15' 00
BERLINER STILLEBEN
by Laszlo MOHOLY-NAGY
1931 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 9' 00
COMBAT DE BOXE
by Charles DEKEUKELEIRE
1927 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 7' 30

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The book: Cinéma absolu. Avant-garde 1920-1930
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