Browse information about screenings in the cycle "Moving_image, A Contemporary ABC" from October 2012 to March 2015 at the Gaîté Lyrique in Paris. A laboratory for discovery and reflection dedicated to contemporary practices of the moving image. Video, cinematic and multimedia works are presented as an Alphabet book.
N as Nature
Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, France | Sunday 5 January 2014
For the fourteenth letter of its alphabet, MOVING_IMAGE proposes to discover the look and the questioning of artists and and questioning of artists and filmmakers around the concept of NATURE. With the screening of 5 films and videos that question the notion of human nature as well as that of a of nature. With works by Charly Nijensohn, Catherine Dalfin, Pauline Julier, Ben Rivers and Anton Ginzburg.
Charly Nijensohn : El exodo de los olvidados | Video, colour, 9'50'', Argentina, 2011 Inaccessible regions and deserts of ice that stretch as far as the eye can see. Charly Nijensohn questions in this video what leads humans to leave everything behind to explore unknown territories unknown territories, their fascination for the abyss and the search for the inaccessible, united by a strange act of intensity.
Charly Nijensohn lives and works in Berlin. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale Venice Biennial, MoMA in New York, the Reina Sofia National Museum, the Valencia Biennial.
Catherine Dalfin : L'Âge de Bronze | Experimental documentary, colour, 6'20'', France/Finland, 2009 On a small island off the Baltic coast, where nature gives an accurate idea of what the environment might have looked like three thousand years ago, in the Bronze Age, Catherine Dalfin films the three thousand years ago, in the Bronze Age, Catherine Dalfin films the bittersweet relationship between bittersweet relationship between man trying to make a place for himself and an indifferent nature, impassive nature.
Catherine Dalfin lives and works in Paris. Her films have been screened at the FID Marseille, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid and the International Film Festival of Clermond-Ferrand International Film Festival.
Pauline Julier : Noé | Experimental documentary, colour, 22'11'', Switzerland/Norway, 2010 The viewer is in Noah's place, in the middle of a dream. He wakes up in a closed place, with a huge quantity of seeds around him He wakes up in a closed place, with a huge quantity of seeds around him, obviously kept under cover. Outside, the world has disappeared under the ice. ice. He is alone. A poetic metaphor for a state of lucid madness, the film suggests the possibility of an uninhabited and barren world, a white nightmare.
Pauline Julier lives and works in Geneva. She received the Swiss Federal Art Prize at Art Basel in 2010. Her films have been screened at the Centre Pompidou and the Reina Sofia National Museum as part of the in the framework of the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid, at the Festival de Lussas, at the Milan the Milan International Film Festival.
Ben Rivers : Origin of the Species | Experimental documentary, colour, 16', United Kingdom, 2008 Imagining the beginning of time, from the origin of man to an uncertain future, Ben Rivers films the seasons in the garden of "S", who lives in the middle of the wilderness and builds machines.
Ben Rivers lives and works in London. His work has been exhibited and screened at the Rotterdam International Film Festival International Film Festival Rotterdam, Venice Film Festival, London Film Festival.
Anton Ginzburg : Hyperborea | Experimental fiction, colour, 45', USA/Russia, 2011 Based on the stories about the mythical region of Hyperborea, Anton Ginzburg undertakes a journey. His expedition takes him from the forests of the American Pacific Northwest, to the abandoned palaces of St. Petersburg and the gulags of Petersburg and the gulags of the White Sea. On the trail of ancient remains, primary forests mammoth fossils and ruins, the explorer is accompanied by a mysterious cloud of red smoke. of red smoke.
Anton Ginzburg lives and works in New York. His work has been exhibited at the Venice Biennale, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Moscow Biennale and the Palais Tokyo, among others. Museum of Modern Art, the Moscow Biennial and at the Palais de Tokyo, as part of the Rencontres Palais Tokyo as part of the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid.