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Scratch Dialogues / January 29, 2021

SCRATCH DIALOGUES #7

This online program is conceived in the form of a dialogue within our collection, with the intention of exploring possible relationships of analogy, filiation or interaction between the films.

In this edition, three explosions of color and rhythm...

1941
by Francis Lee
1941 / 16mm / color / sound / 4' 20

"A painter and photographer, Francis Lee was one of the early pioneers of the experimental film field. His first three films - 1941, Le Bijou and Idyl - are acknowledged classics of this genre. Writing in The Village Voice on these films, Jonas Mekas commented, 'Their beauty is unique and real, and their place in the early American avant-garde film is unchallengeable. Of course, they reflect the leading styles and preoccupations in art at that period, and particularly early abstract expressionism and later (American) Surrealism.'"


SUITE POURSUITE
by Frédéric Grandpré
1984 / Super 8mm / color / sound / 3' 50

"All the images in this film, dedicated to painting, are strewn with blows and incisions in the colored matter. Between attraction and repulsion, a fight is engaged at the accelerated rhythm of a drum solo."


GANG OF FOUR
by Carlo Werner
1982 / Super 8mm / color / sound / 6' 00

"Retrospectively, I could say that this work, realized collectively, was an essay of animation cinema, a clip with no other pretension than the pleasure of associating images to a song of the group Gang of Four. Our bias for the graphic framework was to take into account the rhythm and the sound atmosphere of the song, a few key words from the text and the images filmed during the concert."


Previous editions :

SCRATCH DIALOGUES #1
SCRATCH DIALOGUES #2
SCRATCH DIALOGUES #3
SCRATCH DIALOGUES #4
SCRATCH DIALOGUES #5
SCRATCH DIALOGUES #6

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