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Atelier 105, en résidence / October 18, 2019

SOUS LE SIGNE DU LION BY JEAN-MICHEL BOUHOURS

The film Chantilly was badly received at the time when it was made in 1976 (co-directed by Patrick Delabre): it was reproached to the film a penchant "gestaltist" because of its still "grid" in the middle of moving images. With time, I analyzed this argument as a wrong one and more, I think that the simultaneity of a still element within moving images enrich the topic of the frame of the cinematic pictures.


While reworking the film for its digitization, I rediscovered many involuntary references to the history of abstraction in Western painting: Kandinsky, Klee, Mondrian because of the grid but also Augusto Giacometti and more generally the pointillism. Many references that I ignored at the time or knew very badly (for example, I did not know anything about writings by Kandinsky called Points, line, plans). I would like to highlight the plastic dimension of the original elements with a single-screen version scanning each element to then reconstruct sequences frame by frame. 

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address Light Cone
157 rue de Crimée
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related link Jean-Michel Bouhour's films in Light Cone's catalogue