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Scratch Projection / May 10, 2022

EXPANDED NATURE

Screening presented by Elio Della Noce & discussion moderated by Vincent Deville

"Two seemingly disparate trajectories intersected at the end of the 1960s: the expansion of the modes of production and exhibition of moving images (with the apparition of Expanded Cinema) and the reduction of the natural world (rampant extractivism leading to a depletion of the living world, soil degradation, extinction of wild species…). This collision of mediatic and environmental destinies provoked contradictory emotions in experimental filmmakers. Feeling a loss of connection with nature, they imbued their filmic techniques and apparatuses with a greater ecological conscience. Expand the means of cinema or expand nature?

While our era is marked by the magnitude of the effects of human actions on the rest of the living world (the Anthropocene), filmmakers take up ecological practices that aim to decenter the privilege claimed by the human species. Experimental cinema is seen as one of the ways to open up to the plurality of life, to conceive of the world as an interconnected network, to update the links between human and non-human agents. The very methods of filmmaking can become the terrain of ecological political action: artisanal alternatives to productivism, forming eco-conscious and activist collectives, exploring processes such as phytography and eco-processing.

At this Scratch screening dedicated to the ecologies of experimental cinema, our guest of honor is the British filmmaker Chris Welsby, a pioneer of creating film apparatuses inspired by environmental science, together with Rose Lowder, Karel Doing, Jacques Perconte and Emmanuel Lefrant. Their films, along with those of seven other filmmakers, weave a web of our experience of the living world. They each seek in their own way to highlight the diverse ecological forces, like an alternative history of cinema written from nature's point of view."
— Elio Della Noce and Lucas Murari

This program is presented on the occasion of the publication of Expanded Nature : Ecologies du cinéma expérimental, edited by Elio Della Noce and Lucas Murari and published by Light Cone Editions.

This collective publication brings together contributions from Scott MacDonald, Jean-Michel Durafour, Kim Knowles, Janine Marchessault et Philip Hoffman, Karel Doing, Chris Dymond, Alice Leroy, Rose Lowder, Chris Welsby, Yaniv Touati, Bidhan Jacobs, Teresa Castro, Colectivo Los Ingrávidos, Elizabeth Povinelli, Gérard Leblanc, Vincent Deville, Frédéric Brayard, Jacques Perconte, Lukas Brasiskis and Charlie Hewison.

Its publication has been made possible by a grant from the Centre National des Arts Plastiques (CNAP).

The screening will be followed by a cordial reception in the Salon at the Luminor cinema, where the book will be available for purchase.

EXPANDED NATURE

Tuesday May 10, 2022, 20:00



SEVEN DAYS
by Chris WELSBY
1974 / 16mm / color / sound / 20' 00
CAILLOUX, ROCHER, ALGUES
by David DUDOUIT
2009 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 5' 40
IN THE SHADOW OF MARCUS MOUNTAIN
by Robert SCHALLER
2011 / 16mm / b&w / silent / 5' 30
VOILIERS ET COQUELICOTS
(Poppies and Sailboats)
by Rose LOWDER
2001 / 16mm / color / silent / 2' 00
BUFFALO LIFTS
by Christina BATTLE
2004 / 16mm / color / silent / 3' 00
PARTIES VISIBLE ET INVISIBLE D'UN ENSEMBLE SOUS TENSION
by Emmanuel LEFRANT
2009 / 16mm / color / sound / 7' 00
ATHYRIUM FILIX FEMINA
by Kelly EGAN
2016 / DCP / color / sound / 4' 19
PHYTOGRAPHY
by Karel DOING
2020 / 16mm / color / sound / 8' 09
OR / AOR, BUDAPEST
by Jacques PERCONTE
2018 / DCP / color / sound / 3' 44
DISCOVERIES ON THE FOREST FLOOR
by Charlotte PRYCE
2006 / 16mm / color / silent / 4' 00
ITZCÓATL
by COLECTIVO LOS INGRÁVIDOS
2016 / DCP / color / sound / 5' 02
STREAM LINE
by Chris WELSBY
1976 / 16mm / color / sound / 8' 00

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