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MOUVEMENT

CAN I SEE ME?

A project curated by Emilie Bujes

≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ The first project in the reconfigured areas of the 4th floor offers a series of six films and various forms of self-ethnography.

2.09 - 20.11.2011
4th Floor

≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈≈ The diary, a literary genre that is intimate by definition, aspires in the same way – as do letters and other correspondence – to exist only in the private domain. When these documents are made public, the reader or the viewer assumes, voluntarily or otherwise, a voyeuristic position, which nevertheless seems to be justified by the figure of the artist – highly exhibitionist in itself. As the form of film supposes or envisages a possible viewer from the outset, the filmed diary necessarily entails a paradoxical oscillation between the public and the intimate.
This hiatus is also illustrated, to some extent, by a seventh project, by artist Karolin Meunier, offering the other works a framework that is both discursive and abstract: in the middle of a written sketch this phrase "I develop the habit of showing myself as observed"; the artist envisaged as subject, existing in and through the gaze of the other.

Keeping a diary, whether literary or filmed, automatically frees the author from all prohibitions or constraints, both aesthetic and moral. Sometimes militant, sometimes intimate and giving free rein to the expression of doubts and difficulties, the artist can thus be as "clumsy" as he/she likes in his/her cinematographic language. He/she may also rely upon an originality of form that allows him/her to reflect his/her search for identity and to stigmatise the very act of filming. A highly personal cinema, relating fragments of daily life (while necessarily inscribed in the past, like photography) or lived experience, and which often rejects narration, it is close to family films, amateur films and home movies. Narrative and image are fragmented, like snapshots combined at the moment of montage; a modest, silent form of cinema, whose essential grace is closely linked to the origins of this art form.

PROGRAMME:

2.09 - 09.10
EZGI KILINÇASLAN, "Berlun", 2008
LAURE PROUVOST, "Monolog", 2009

27.09 - 30.10
JAN BUCHHOLZ, "Eigenbrand", 2010
LAURIN FEDERLEIN, "London", 2006

11.10 - 20.11
ANNE CHARLOTTE ROBERTSON, "Apologies", 1983-1990
PIERRICK SORIN, "Réveils", 1988

And for the whole duration of the project:
KAROLIN MEUNIER, "Sentence (Outline)", 2009

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