To mark the publication of the new book L'Émulsion fantastique: le cinéma selon Cécile Fontaine - Entretiens avec yann beauvais, we invite you to an exhibition of Cécile Fontaine’s work at the Galerie Rue Antoine (Paris 75018), from Friday, May 21, to Saturday, May 29, 2021.
NB: The exhibition is extended until Saturday, June 5, 2021.
+ New extension from Wednesday, June 9 until Saturday, June 12, 2021!
The exhibition L’émulsion fantastique proposes an exploration of the creative universe of filmmaker Cécile Fontaine through a variety of materials: installations of original Super 8 and 16mm rolls, slide and film projections, as well as paper collages. In the words of yann beauvais, “Cécile Fontaine turned the film strip into an art object in itself, which to a certain extent could dispense with projection, since the strips were created without knowing what the projected result would be… projection was a necessity but not a priority.” This exhibition is an opportunity to discover the foundations of her work outside of the screening room.
Fontaine exposes the material composition of her films through a large diversity of techniques, often found by accident and then reapplied and explored in various combinations over the years: be it color separation through stripping layers of emulsion, direct exposure of film to light, transfer of film emulsion or magazine images using scotch tape, or submersion of film in household products to alter its texture and color… This exhibition will give a key to understanding the meticulous nature of Fontaine’s creative processes and reveal her singular approach to collage and found footage.
Light table display of the film Mosaïc (1987, Super 8)
Every day from 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Friday, May 21, 2021 from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm
- Until Saturday, June 5, 2021
- From Wednesday, June 9 to Saturday, June 12, 2021
The book will be available for purchase at Galerie Rue Antoine during the period of the exhibition.
The first 50 copies will be offered at a special price of 25 euros
and will each be accompanied by an original film frame by Cécile Fontaine.
This publication is also released as an enhanced e-Book via iBooks/iTunes (EPUB format). This digital edition will give readers the opportunity to go freely between viewing films and images to reading the texts.
Galerie Rue Antoine
10 rue André Antoine
|Pigalle (lines 2 & 12) / Abbesses (line 12)
L'Émulsion fantastique - the book
L'Émulsion fantastique at Presses du réel
Galerie Rue Antoine
Cécile Fontaine's films in the Light Cone catalog