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IN THE THICKNESS OF TIME - ENIGMATIC DRAMATURGIES

Film series on the occasion of the exhibition Barbara Probst - The Moment in Space (10 May - 25 August 2019) at Le BAL

Shot reverse shot, proliferating points of view, the declination and iteration of an action: just a few of the various protocols employed by the filmmakers in this film series to represent a single moment or a unity of space in a manifold way. Time becomes matter, sensation, kinetic energy, challenging the spectator in his attempt to decipher the real.

From the détournement of advertising codes by an endless repetition of events in Peter Kubelka’s Dichtung und Wahrheit (Poetry and Truth), to the structural and cubist treatment of time’s unfolding in the work of Chris Gallagher, to the exploration of a given space bound by a repetitive matrix in the case of Arthur & Corinne Cantrill, each of these films presents a set of temporal enigmas that respond to the idea of a discontinuous reality. For their part, Joyce Wieland and Hollis Frampton play on their reflexive presence in a kind of contemporary reference to Dziga Vertov's Man with a Movie Camera, where the shot reverse shot technique employed by the filmmakers disturbs our notion of the present moment. In the case of Richard Tuohy and Dianna Barrie, the element that distorts space and time is the filmmakers’ use of superimposed street scenes, creating a vertiginous multiplicity of points of view at any given instant. Finally, building on the base of just of a few still frames of Dominique Noguez climbing and descending the same staircase, in Sensitométrie III, Patrice Kirchhofer dilates and reiterates time, as he, in the words of Nicole Brenez, 'explores in this film all the possible rhythms, placing value in irregularity, difference, dicontinuity.'

ENIGMATIC DRAMATURGIES

Tuesday May 28, 2019, 20:00



HOME MOVIE - A DAY IN THE BUSH
by Arthur CANTRILL & Corinne CANTRILL
1969 / 16mm / color-b&w / sound / 4' 00
DICHTUNG UND WAHRHEIT
POETRY AND TRUTH
by Peter KUBELKA
1996-2003 / 16mm / color / silent / 13' 00
A&B IN ONTARIO
by Hollis FRAMPTON & Joyce WIELAND
1984 / 16mm / b&w / sound / 16' 05
SEEING IN THE RAIN
by Chris GALLAGHER
1981 / 16mm / color / sound / 10' 00
CHINA NOT CHINA
by Richard TUOHY
2018 / 16mm / color / sound / 14' 10
SENSITOMÉTRIE III
by Patrice KIRCHHOFER
1975 / 16mm / color / sound / 20' 00

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address Cinéma des Cinéastes
7 avenue de Clichy
75017 Paris
France
metro Place de Clichy
tel 01 53 42 40 20
email lightcone@lightcone.org
related links Exhibition Barbara Probst - The Moment in Space
In the Thikness of Time: Film series on the occasion of the exhibition Barbara Probst - The Moment in Space
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rates full rate: 9.50 €
reduced rate: 7.50 €
screening & exhibition at LE B: 11.50 €