CARL ANDRE
FRANÇOIS BACLESSE Journal de Bopa
STEPHANE BAYARD
SYLVIE BONNOT
BILL BRAND
ALTER CARNOL
ROSEMARIE CASTORO (1)
ROSEMARIE CASTORO (2) Writings
LESLEY FOXCROFT
BENOIT GOLLÉTY
DAVID GORDON (1)
DAVID GORDON (2) Poems
NICOLE HASSLER
HESSIE
ROBERT HUNTER (1)
ROBERT HUNTER (2) Grazia Gun "A Nothing Point"
ROBERT HUOT (1)
ROBERT HUOT Film Information
ROBERT HUOT On the Red Classic Series
MARIE-FRANCE JEAN
CAROL KINNE (1)
CAROL KINNE (2) Notes on Carol Kinne's Paintings
MARTINA KLEIN
MELISSA KRETSCHMER
NADINE DE KŒNIGSWARTER
LUCAS L’HERMITTE
GALERIE A. LEFEBVRE
LUCY LIPPARD "Full of it" sur Robert Huot (trad. fr.)
LUCY R LIPPARD lecture du 26.4.2012
LAURA MARELLO Lecture du 28 juin 2012
KATY MARTIN
JULIAN MEREUTA
THIERRY MIROCHNITCHENKO
CARMENGLORIA MORALES CV
CARMENGLORIA MORALES Textes théoriques années 70-80
MARIA MORGANTI (1)
MARIA MORGANTI (2) Walls of Work on Paper
PIERO MORGANTI Diario di Viaggio Parigi 23-28 ottobre 1992
HELGA NATZ
JUDITH NELSON (1)
JUDITH NELSON (2) "How Paper Responds To..."
PAUL NELSON (1)
PAUL NELSON (2) Poems
SIMONE NIEWEG
RENO ODLIN
ANITA PAIN
CHRISTINE PIOT
FRANCOIS RISTORI (1)
FRANCOIS RISTORI (2) Proposition-peinture
BARBARA ROSE interview Carl Andre
MARIANNE SCHARN (1)
MARIANNE SCHARN (2) A Correspondence with Carl Andre
MICHAEL H SHAMBERG
EIJI SUZUE (1)
EIJI SUZUE (2) Fragments de "L'Éclair de Paris"
RYO TAKAHASHI (1)
RYO TAKAHASHI (2) Écrits d'expositions
 

TURTLE MICHAEL H SHAMBERG "Dedicated to Rob Gretton": Etel Adnan, Amy Antin, Michka Assayas & Grateful Dad, John Baldessari, Francis Baudevin, Catherine Belkhodja, Angelica Bergamini, Anne Bertrand, Anna Blessmann, Robert Breer, Chloé Bressan, Nathan Cash Davidson, Nick Cash, Rosemarie Castoro, Kanerva Cederström, Susan Chorpenning, Jem Cohen, Anna Corbera, Natalie Curtis, Jamie Dalglish, Wynn Dan, Eloïse Decazes, Beth De’Loiselle, Bernadette Drouillot, Anna Faroqhi, Simone Fattal, Joshua Frankel, Lesley Gilbert, Liam Gillick, Greg Harriott, Robert Huot, Tae Hwang, Marie-France Jean, Ziba Karbassi,Elisabeth Karolyi, Daniel Katarina, Martina Klein, Leonard Kogan, Melissa Kretschmer, Dorian Kutos, Chris Marker, Julian Mereuta, Stanton Miranda, Antoine Moreau, Geert Mul, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Melodie Owen, New Order, Eugénie Paultre, Gilles Plazy, Amos Poe, Robert Preston, Yvonne Rainer, Ned Richardson, Peter Saville, Michael Shamberg, Kim Schoenstadt, Ali Smith, Malin Ståhl, Rachel Stella, Eiji Suzue, Ryo Takahashi, Nancy Van Meter, Sarah Waller, Kirsten Weiner, Lawrence Weiner, Viola Wm, Alice Zimmerman
17 octobre - 22 octobre 2011


        arT

         mUsic

        peRformance

       poeTry

        fiLm

          Exhibition

 

 

 

TURTLE MICHAEL H SHAMBERG

Dedicated to Rob Gretton

 

17 octobre – 22 octobre 2011

 

Galerie Ivana de Gavardie

10 rue des Beaux-Arts

75006 Paris

à partir de 14h30/from 2:30pm

 

contact : Arnaud Lefebvre

+ 33 (0)6 81 33 46 94

 

 

 

Etel Adnan, Amy Antin, Michka Assayas & Grateful Dad, John Baldessari, Francis Baudevin, Catherine Belkhodja, Angelica Bergamini, Anne Bertrand, Anna Blessmann, Robert Breer, Chloé Bressan, Nathan Cash Davidson, Nick Cash, Rosemarie Castoro, Kanerva Cederström, Susan Chorpenning, Jem Cohen, Anna Corbera, Natalie Curtis, Jamie Dalglish, Wynn Dan, Eloïse Decazes, Beth De’Loiselle, Bernadette Drouillot, Anna Faroqhi, Simone Fattal, Joshua Frankel, Lesley Gilbert, Liam Gillick, Greg Harriott, Robert Huot, Tae Hwang, Marie-France Jean, Ziba Karbassi,Elisabeth Karolyi, Daniel Katarina, Martina Klein, Leonard Kogan, Melissa Kretschmer, Dorian Kutos, Chris Marker, Julian Mereuta, Stanton Miranda, Antoine Moreau, Geert Mul, Melodie Owen, Frédéric Nauczyciel, New Order, Eugénie Paultre, Gilles Plazy, Amos Poe, Robert Preston, Yvonne Rainer, Ned Richardson, Peter Saville, Michael Shamberg, Kim Schoenstadt, Ali Smith, Malin Ståhl, Rachel Stella, Eiji Suzue, Ryo Takahashi, Nancy Van Meter, Sarah Waller, Kirsten Weiner, Lawrence Weiner, Viola Wm, Alice Zimmerman


 

 

TURTLE SALON :

Lundi 17 octobre

14h30

Malin Stahl “Going Nowherevidéo

Antoine Moreau “je me vois en” video

Michael Shamberg New Order video “Blue Monday”, “Run”, True Faith” ...

Melody Owen “quebec”, “prairie fire”, “explosions”, “boat”, “polar bear”, “white whale”, “white wolves”, “iceland”, “pressed” video

Anna Faroqhi “Grenzgänger video

Frederic Nauczyciel"Where did all the fun go ?" video

19h Ryo Takahashi “Vent Coulis” video

19h Marie-France Jean

L’oiseau tache se situe dans l’espace-paysage de la feuille de papier.
Le nom de l’oiseau, lorsqu’on le prononce, se situe dans l’espace-paysage sonore.
Ce soir cet espace sonore c’est aussi vous qui le composez (“aussi”
fait allusion au personnes présentes, leur respiration leurs mouvements et aux bruits extérieurs de la rue)

19h15 Chloé Bressan et Gilles Plazy Poésie/Duo/Canal une lecture-performance. Présentation Etel Adnan

Ce dialogue est une adaptation par ses deux auteurs du livre La Poésie, la tarte aux pommes et le topinambour de saint Augustin (La Part Commune, 2011) établi d’après la correspondance entretenue par eux en courriels de 2008 à 2010. Il s’agit d’une réflexion à deux voix, tout à fait sérieuse, sur la poésie considérée comme pratique littéraire certes, mais encore plus comme souffle vital disant une manière d’être au monde. Ils ne craignent pas de le dire : la poésie peut bien être une affaire spirituelle, sans pour autant nous faire perdre le sens de l’humour…

Chloé Bressan

Ecrivaine et comédienne, née à Brive la Gaillarde (Corrèze) en 1980, elle a été maquilleuse pour le cinéma et calligraphe pour le doublage de séries télé avant de s’orienter vers le théâtre comme auteure et comme comédienne.

Très tôt requise par la poésie, et marquée particulièrement dès l’âge de vingt ans par Yves Bonnefoy et Rainer Maria Rilke, elle a repris tard ses études, en littérature anglaise (William Blake, William Wordsworth, Virginia Woolf…) et en théâtre pour la théorie (Artaud, Grotowski, Claudel, Ionesco, Becket) et pour la pratique (cours de Raymond Acquaviva).

Elle est l’auteure de poèmes, nouvelles et pièces de théâtre. Son expérience double d’auteure et de comédienne lui permet aussi d’animer des ateliers d’expression poétique.

Gilles Plazy

Ecrivain et plasticien, né le 2 janvier 1942. Diplômé de l’Institut d’Etudes Politique de Paris. Longtemps journaliste pour divers journaux ou magazines. A été aussi pendant deux ans conseiller de programme auprès du directeur de France Culture. Membre de l’Association internationale des critiques d’art.

A publié depuis 1970 une cinquantaine d’ouvrages parmi lesquels des romans, des nouvelles, des poèmes (L’Amande intérieure, La Part Commune, 2008), des biographies (Pablo Picasso, Eugène Ionesco, Gustave Courbet, Marlene Dietrich), des études consacrées à différents artistes (Cézanne, Van Gogh, Matisse, le Douanier Rousseau, Fra Angelico, Chagall) et écrivains (Julien Gracq, Henry Miller, Georges Perros, Tristan Corbière, René Char), une Histoire de l’art en images (Adam Biro, 1999) L’Aventure des grands impressionnistes (Pygmalion, 2003), La Femme impressionniste, (Adam Biro, 2003).

 

Mardi 18 octobre

14h30 Amos Poe ”Empire II film

19h-19h45 Nick Cash “Live Transmissions” Sons + vidéo

Nick Cash , percussionist with cult bands, Fad Gadget, prag VEC, The Lines, Thick Pigeon, Unmen. and The Members  is bringing a new solo show to Paris under the Turtle Salon banner, the anarchic salon curated by Michael Shamberg.

“Live Transmissions”

Features Cash playing live percussion, electronics and a crude stringed instrument he has created for this event.  Videos made by artists, filmmakers and musicians in collaboration with Cash will be shown in conjunction with the performance. The videos will be projected with Cash playing along live to augment, highlight and at times be in opposition to the soundtrack.

The evening will also see the debut release by Honky’s With Humility, titled“Films About Music”— Nick Cash’s first solo album.

 

New Order au Bataclan

 

Mercredi 19 octobre

14h30 Empty Room with Casual Sound, A project of Julian Mereuta with Eiji Suzue, Ned Richardson, Malin Stahl, Stanton Miranda, Kim Schoenstadt, Law and Fiction, Corpstrain

15h30 Jem Cohen “The Lost Book Found” film

16h30 Joshua Frankel “Plan of The City” film

17h Rosemarie Castoro “River of Street” vidéo

17h30 Irit Batsry “A Simple Case of Vision” film

 

Jeudi 20 octobre

14h30 Robert Huot

“Face of Faces”, “Scratch”,“Spray” films

15h Dorian Kutos , “Knife and the Wound”, Short films : “Transportation”, “Study in Line And Color”, “Shape of Rage”, “Existentialist Waltz”, “Viva Zulueta”

19h Eloïse Decazes Récital Furtif (voix, concertina)

http://youtu.be/ujMSgRmJul4

Récital Furtif Performé par Eloïse Decazes ( voix, concertina)
Au sein du duo de pop oblique Arlt, en solo ou accompagnée du guitariste expérimental Eric Chenaux, Eloïse Decazes est chanteuse. En parallèle à ses dites activités musicales, elle élabore un vaste ensemble d'images photographiques à l'amateurisme revendiqué,  éloge du beau hasard, célébration de l'invisible, traque des lumières secondes et conversation rêveuse avec les fantômes. Quelques unes de ces images sont exposées à la galerie à l'occasion de cette nouvelle édition de Turtle.
Elle viendra ce soir donner un récital.
Ce sera bref, imprévisible, à la fois spectral et incarné, comme toujours.

19h45 Grateful Dad. Performance et chansons de l'écrivain Michka Assayas.

Michka (chant, ukulélé et basse) ; Raige P. (guitare) ; Antoine Assayas (percussions).

En août 1980, j'achète chez New Rose, à Paris, Closer, le second et ultime album, déjà posthume, de Joy Division. J'ai vingt et un ans. Je sais que ce disque va être pour moi une révélation.

New Order, le groupe qui a succédé à Joy Division, est à la source de mon amitié avec Michael Shamberg. Grâce à lui, je peux assister en 1985 au tournage à Manchester de la vidéo de « The Perfect Kiss » de New Order. Un moment magique. Ces années-là, écrire sur la musique est pour moi une nécessité. Voire une mission. Je le fais à Rock & Folk et à Libération.

Vingt ans après, en 2006, mon fils Antoine (alors quinze ans) apprend la batterie.  Pour passer du temps avec lui, je me mets à la guitare basse. Je découvre aussi le ukulélé. Quatre cordes, c'est plus simple que six. Je retrouve mes bases (précaires) de guitariste et joue spontanément en accords sur ma basse, ce qui est curieux.

Je découvre que je chante et que c'est un besoin. Je trouve des bribes de chansons magiques, entre folk, punk-rock et psychédélisme. Un ami guitariste, Raige, venu du curieux groupe parisien Françoise, m'aide à les structurer. Il a une patience d'ange avec moi.

Ce soir, je ferai de la musique pour Michael comme s'il était chez moi, dans mon salon. — M.A.

 

Vendredi 21 Octobre

14h30 Kanerva Cederström présentation et film “Tove and Tooti in Europe”

16h Michael Shamberg “p.s. beirut” film

Sarah Waller Burn” film

Greg Harriott “Under” film

Geert Mull video

19h Rachel Stella Banier-Bettencourt, deux histoires hypocrites. Présentation et films

Qu’en est-il de Turtle? J'ai reflechi à ma participation. Je voudrais faire acte, à ma manière, d'indignation. Ainsi ma présentation s'intitule Banier-Bettencourt, sous le signe de l'hypocrisie. Il s'agit de 2 films que j'ai produit: 13 minutes sur François-Marie Banier et ensuite  46 minutes sur Pierre Bettencourt, le beau-frère de Liliane. On trompe un peu sur la marchandise, car Pierre ne dit rien de Liliane Bettencourt. Mais exploiter la curiosité malsaine du public est stratégique, n'est-ce pas?

 

Samedi 22 Octobre

14h30 Elisabeth Károlyi.Il faut que les bruits deviennent musique", in Robert Bresson, “Notes sur le cinématographe”, Paris, 1975
bande originale du film Le diable, probablement, réalisé par Robert Bresson en 1977. Sur une idée d'Elisabeth Károlyi.

16h Melissa Kretschmer “Passage”, “Spiral Gritty” video

Daniel Katarina “In Conversation With Sócrates” video

17h30 Catherine Belkhodja, lecture

Quand nous sommes las du Réel, la recherche perpétuelle de la case manquante permet de saturer l’esprit jusqu’à la résolution de l’énigme. C’est plus puissant que le prozac, sans devoir subir les effets secondaires. Les accros au  prozac veulent voir la vie en rose.  Vous lez reconnaîtrez au sourire niais qu’ils arborent, et à leur fébrilité excessive au moment du sevrage.
Si vos idées sont trop noires, avant de vous suicider, pensez à résoudre quelques énigmes. La recherche de la vérité permet de suspendre quelque temps les petits tracas quotidiens ou même le désespoir. Plutôt que la quête perpétuelle du chiffre, j’ai privilégié la recherche de mots ou de symboles.
Je vous invite donc à résoudre ces mokaz, dont il faudra retrouver les mots ou les symboles manquants.
Tous présentent des séries de 9 à compléter.
9 mots ou symboles doivent se trouver sur chaque ligne, chaque colonne ou chaque grand carré de 9 cases.
Une posologie compétente permet d’équilibrer le dosage subtil qui vous  redonnera le goût de vivre.
L’automne indien  a sans doute contribué à adoucir la rentrée.
Si le temps vous importe, je vous suggère de traquer les symboles atmosphériques, case par case, en vous demandant quel temps fait – elle ?
Nul doute que cela ensoleillera vos nuits et vos jours …
Attention à ne pas dépasser la dose prescrite, sous peine de quitter définitivement le Réel, pour d’autres cieux plus cléments …
« Atmosphère, Atmosphère, Atmosphère toi même ! »
Courte lecture de 10 minutes , suivie d’une performance collective sur un mokaz.
Accessoire souhaité : un chevalet ou tableau 

18h30 Anne Bertrand August at the New York Public Library lecture

Critique, Anne Bertrand enseigne l’histoire de l’art à l’École supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg, où elle est responsable des éditions.

En 2009, elle a publié “Le Présent de Robert Frank”. Photographie et films (D’une certaine manière éditions, La Rochelle), l'année suivante, “Yves Chaudouët” (Actes Sud, Arles), et en 2011, elle a dirigé l'anthologie “Tacita Dean. Écrits choisis 1992-2011” (coll. « Que dit l'artiste ? », École supérieure des arts décoratifs de Strasbourg).

Elle prépare actuellement, sous la direction de François Brunet et de Michel Poivert, une thèse sur les écrits et propos de Walker Evans.

 

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Films and videos

IRIT BATSRY

A Simple Case of Vision” by Irit Batsry, with sound track by Stuart Jones http://www.iritbatsry.com
Following a Buckminster Fuller text about the evolution of his vision, the viewer might be wondering about the notion of “normal” vision and the way we perceive the world. The text is constantly transforming into images, creating an experience parallel to the one described in it: simultaneously entering and staying outside.
12 minutes - Video 1” NTSC - color & B&W - mono - © 1991 Irit Batsry
Camera, Editing, Image-processing, Production : Irit Batsry
Text quoted from : R. Buckminster Fuller
Soundtrack : Stuart Jones

ROSEMARIE CASTORO

“River of Street” (2011) 23 min.

When finally able to ride my bicycle through the New York City streets on February 27, 2011, after an entire winter of constant snow storms, my helmet camera tracked a journey of discovery after a few days of dirty snow drifting. "Snow Jobs" were first discovered in 2003, passing by foot along West Houston Street, noting configurations that changed slightly over a period of a few days until collapsing. 2010 and 2011 snow storms gave me an opportunity to discover amusing images during my walking days. — Rosemarie Castoro

http://www.rosemariecastoro.com

 

KANERVA CEDERSTRÖM

“Tove and Tooti in Europe”, 2004 - 57 min 38 s

Tove and Tooti in Europe” is a documentary of the voyages in Europe of author Tove Jansson and graphic artist Tuulikki Pietilä. It is a lyrical and sometimes hilarious film essay of the “Old Europe”, experienced by travellers and observers, of the times when people used to wander, laugh, dwell and stop. The locations of the film are Paris, Venice, London, Madrid and Dublin ; Iceland, Ireland and Corsica.

 

JEM COHEN

“The Lost Book Found” (1996, 37 min.) http://jemcohenfilms.com

The result of over five years of Super-8 and 16mm filming on New York City streets, Lost Book Found melds documentary and narrative into a complex meditation on city life. The piece revolves around a mysterious notebook filled with obsessive listings of places, objects, and incidents. These listings serve as the key to a hidden city: a city of unconsidered geographies and layered artifacts—the relics of low-level capitalism and the debris of countless forgotten narratives. The project stems from the filmmaker's first job in New York—working as a pushcart vendor on Canal Street. As usual, Cohen shot in hundreds of locations using unobtrusive equipment and generally without any crew. Influenced by the work of Walter Benjamin, Cohen created "an archive of undirected shots and sounds, then set out to explore the boundary" between genres. During the process, Cohen said, "I found connections between the street vendor, Benjamin's 'flaneur', and my own work as an observer and collector of ephemeral street life." http://arttorrents.blogspot.com/)

 

ANNA FAROQHI

“Grenzgänger (All Along the Border) 2011, 6:30 min Documentary by school children at Workshop Deutsche Guggenheim. Edited and produced by Anna Faroqhi and Haim Peretz.

 

JOSHUA FRANKEL

“Plan of The City”.2011, 
13 minutes

Plan of the City is a new animated film, conceived and directed by Joshua Frankel, about the architecture of New York City blasting off into outer space and resettling on Mars. The film's visuals are an animated collage combining live action footage, animated elements, illustrations and treated photographs, including photos taken by the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity made available to the public domain by the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

http://joshuafrankel.net

 

GREG HARRIOTT

“Under”: What began as an underwater cinematography experiment, grew into the short film Under through a series of dreams and inspiration from reading first hand accounts with shamans.  In “Under”, a shaman and his son are captured by a powerful rival, the Tall Man, who sends the father to an underwater netherworld.  The father tries to surface but is held back by obstacles that the Tall Man sends through various portals on the surface.  Eventually the son intervenes to help the father surface and banishes their enemies to their own underwater fate.  The underwater sequences are shot with a custom built underwater housing for the Panasonic HVX200, and were filmed in a pool and freshwater springs.
“Under”:  2010 USA Length:  12 minutes Credits: Director/Cinematographer/Editor:  Greg Harriott Sound Design:  Michael Chobot Colorist:  Mark Harriott Underwater Camera Design:  Greg Harriott, Mike Doyle The Shaman:  Tim Robinson The Tall Man:  Vince Perretti
The Shaman's Son: Iddo Schejter ride once the snow melted on the city streets, February 27. 23:10 min http://www.gregharriott.com

 

ROBERT HUOT

“Face of Faces” (1976) (sound-on-tape) 4-3/4 min. B&W. Silent (16FPS)

N.B. Soundtrack on cassette.

“…a film of four superimposed images of four different expressions, which fuse to create an image of a single multi-featured being.”—Scott MacDonald, “The Films of Robert Huot: 1967 to 1972”, Quarterly Review of Film Studies, Summer 1980.

“This film is the quadruple superimposition of four faces, two men and two women. These images often appear to be one fantastic undulating face perpetually changing. The images are shot thru a circular mat in an attempt to get away from the dominant rectangular film image (much as earlier filmmakers have done). I have recently added a sound track, on separate cassette tape. It is the Talking Head’s ‘Seen and Not Seen.’ The film can be viewed with or without the track—or first with, then without.” —Robert Huot.

 

“Scratch” (1966-67) 11 min. B&W. Silent (24FPS).

“Leader” and “Scratch” are extensions of Huot’s early interest in minimalism. They are successful in reducing the number of filmic variables so completely that essential qualities and potentials of the materials of film can be felt. While “Scratch” is nothing more than eleven minutes of dark leader with a continuous handmade scratch, the resulting imagery varies a good deal, depending on how deeply Huot dug into the emulsion : when the scratch is shallow, for example, it seems to bead and move up through the image ; when the scratch is deep, it seems to remain within the frame, vibrating horizontally. “Leader” is a bit less extreme than Scratch. Framed within beginning and ending passages of academy leader, strips of black, green, and clear leader alternate, at first every thirty seconds, then more and more quickly, and finally much more slowly. These regular alternations intensify our awareness of some of the potential variations in the direction and mode of our attention during screening. When green leader is projected, continual shifts in color density tend to keep the eye attentive to the screen. During passages of black leader, on the other hand, the screen is so dark that it provides almost nothing to look at ; as a result, one’s attention tends to be drawn to other light sources, especially to the projector, if it is within the screening space. When clear leader is projected, we are aware both of the tiny events occurring on the screen and of the lighted screening space.—Scott MacDonald,“The Films of Robert Huot: 1967 to 1972”, Quarterly Review of Film Studies, Summer 1980.

 

 “Spray” (1967) 11-1/2 min. B&W. Silent (24FPS)

An extraordinary ebbing and flowing, dotting and pulsing ‘abstract’ field film. The filmmaker-painter Huot painted this film by spray painting a 12 minute length of clear film. When projected this single gesture contains a fascinating atomized space.—Michael Snow.

http://www.roberthuot.com

 

DANIEL KATARINA

“In Conversation With Sócrates” [2011] 10 minutes, HD Video [1920x1080 25P]
“In Conversation with Sócrates”  is a 10-minute video of a conversation with Brazilian football legend Sócrates. (He was captain of Brazil and Corinthians during the 1980s and was involved in the Corinthians Democracy movement where he took advantage of his football fame to promote democracy during the military dictatorship.
Sócrates discusses  beauty in football and compares football to art.
In this confusion between philosophy, football and art, some deeper meanings emerge about how we live our lives and how we think about art.

What kind of Art I do is a tricky question I have never really managed to answer but I organise events and exhibitions (sometimes regularly like the susak expo biennale that started in 2006) and sometimes as one day shows set up in the small slots of time that gallery have empty between shows (like the Madagascar show last June) and publish books and sometime make videos.
I also have exhibitions of paintings under the pseudonym of Herzog Dellafiore.
If you are interested, here is my main website where you can find all the confusion in one place:
http://www.susakpress.com
and here are others:
http://www.susakexpo.org
http://www.herzogdellafiore.co.uk
http://www.neoformalism.com
http://www.studio1-4.com

 

MELISSA KRETSCHMER

“Passage” video, 2005, 3 min 13 sec

“Spiral Gritty” vidéo, 2005, 40 sec.

In the light of his retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York combined with the realization of his proposal for "Floating Island" making a tour around the island of Manhattan, the genius of Robert Smithson has been very much present.  So it is that "Spiral Gritty" came to be.

The ground of "Spiral Gritty" consists of a failed attempt by Carl Andre at inorganic farming with iron oxide and household chemicals on a cracked dinnerplate.  The spiral is made of fine crushed stone laid out on that crystal-crusted surface.  The film was made on a small digital camera.  Keeping to the spirit of Smithson and his concept of entropy, I continued to document "Spiral Gritty" as it disintegrated in the changing weather, scattered by wind, pummeled by rain and baked in the city heat.

While it is clear that Smithson was utterly serious about his art, I believe he would have appreciated the humour in this homage.  It is my tribute to an artist whose works and thoughts have been, and continue to be, deeply important to me as an artist.

Melissa Kretschmer, 13 October 2005

http://www.melissakretschmer.com

 

DORIAN KUTOS

“Knife and the Wound”

This is my second feature film (the first is still being edited). This film is a collection of memories about the demise of my parent's marriage, stories they told me and events that happened in my personal life. Everything that takes place in this film, has a counterpart in reality (everything in it is based on true events, no exception). The narrative of the film deals with the disintergration of a marriage, but this narrative is intterupted by One; a parrallel film that adapts a poem entitled "Summer With Monika" that describes the blooming and decaying of a relationship in a playful surreal way, (which in truth sets the tone of the whole film, where the images aspire to a kind of psychological realsim, that conveys the emotional truth in a more accurate way than if I employed absolute, stark realism) and Two; real life interviews with cast members about the film they are acting in and things about their own personal relationships. The film becomes a sort of stained glass window, or mosaic about relationships, and the relationship of the actors to the film itself, and the director to the actors and the film. Levels of reality are built up inside the film and then deconstructed or completely exposed. It was only my second attempt at directing a feature film, so ofcourse there is alot of amatuerish elements. I hope this film doesn't send you screaming from your tv. I hope there is some little glimmer of artistry you can appreciate in this film.

Short film :

“Transportation” - an exercise in interpreting a poem through purely visual and rythmic means. The "Hope" of Randall Jerrell Warner's poem is represented as a newly built bridge constructed after the destruction of Hurricane Katrina. The intertitles are in Greek for irreverant reasons.

“Study in Line And Color” - Title says it all. All hand painted or scratched into leader.

“Shape of Rage” - An attempt to recreate the mental state of intense, disorienting rage.

“Existentialist Waltz” - A collaborative effort where my friend Adrian did the music and I put it images. (the spelling is very important, it must be spelled ExISTENtialist with the letters ISTEN capatilized within the word.)

“Viva Zulueta”, - A tribute to the great Spanish film maker who sadly passed away.

“Second Attempt at Belson” - Here I try my hand at the style of film making pioneered by Jordan Belson

ANTOINE MOREAU

“je me vois en”, (durée : 03,10 mn), juillet 2011.

Musique : JP Papy, Le miroir in album Volume 7, 2006, copyleft Licence Art Libre.Copyleft : this video is free, you can copy it, distribute it and modify it according to the terms of the Free Art License http://artlibre.org

http://antoinemoreau.org

 

GEERT MUL

http://www.geertmul.nl/


FREDERIC NAUCZYCIEL

“Where did all the fun go ?”

Feat. Francesca (New York)

Film 5'42"

Extrait de l'installation The Fire Flies, Francesca (Baltimore)

© Frédéric Nauczyciel, 2011

Programme Hors les Murs, Institut Français, Etats-Unis, 2011

"Where did all the fun go ?" fait partie d'une série de films et enregistrements sonores réalisés avec un Iphone, durant un voyage de 5 mois à Baltimore, en passant par New York et Washington.

Ces enregistrements documentent une traversée intime de la masculinité en milieu hostile et accompagnent un travail photographique avec les Voguers de Baltimore et la rencontre avec Francesca à New York.

http://seeyoutomorrow.free.fr/


MELODY OWEN 

dvd quebec 3:52, prairie fire 2:22; explosions :38, boat 1:57, polar bear 2:04; white whale 4:13, white wolves 2:17, iceland 4:57, pressed 1:26

I am consistently focused on communication, intersections and tensions that occur between animals/nature/humans/technology. I keep returning visually and conceptually to the concept of particles and of unity, the way that many parts come together to make a whole. I am thinking of both matter and mind.  I expressed this concept early on with installed multiples, many pennies, many hummingbird feeders.  In video, I explore it with the meeting of eyes.  The passage of time, the perception of time.

“The earth is moved from its position by the weight of a tiny bird resting upon it.” This quote by Leonardo da Vinci expresses a concept of integration and interconnectedness that continually fascinates me.  The earth is crashing all around us now.  I am especially worried about the environment.  I am very concerned for the animals and trees.  Millions of people are constantly staring at tiny screens now.  What does this mean for us?

I make work using both chance and decision.  I make collage or sculpture depending on the materials at hand.  I like to incorporate travel into my work.  My interests spread across all the disciplines I practice.  I make things in Quebec which could have only have been made in Quebec, same with Iceland, and Portland.  I integrate technology into my work.  The tactile/analog and the digital live side by side.  I got my rules for living out of a storybook. 

Some of my videos are drawings, some are collage, some are collected from others, some I shot myself.  Brigitte Bardot  represents the spinning endless madness of beauty and love.  The whale seems to speak.  A lions roar.  Time is a running theme and I am peeling away at it as it is peeling away at me.  And what is that golden thread?

Melody Owen, October 11, 2011 http://thistlepress.net

 

AMOS POE

 ”Empire II 3h http://www.amospoe.com

 "A tone-poem meditation on the city of our dreams. With music by Patti Smith, Jim Carroll, Lucinda Williams, Jeff Buckley, Jimmie James, Steve Earle, Cassis Staudt, Max Nova, Gram Rabbit, Peggy Lee, Allison Moorer, Hysterics, Debbie Harry, B.B. King, Pink Martini, ... and many more."

 

MICHAEL SHAMBERG

“p.s. beirut”

"a bricolage of scars, traces of repair, iconic meditations on the other side of war" MHS

From http://www.vimeo.com/13620616

“p.s. beirut chapter 1”

2008, 7:11 minutes, color, stereo 4:3
Producer, director, camera, editor: Michael H. Shamberg
Writer: Etel Adnan
Music: Marcus Acher
Co-Producers: Isabelle Doyen, Edward Richardson for lightblack

Emanuelle Riva (voice)
Bernard Sumner (singing Procession, New Order)
Nadine in Cafe Torino
Fouad Elkoury
Etel Adnan (off camera)
Man in Bourj Hammoud
Hiba's hand
Beirut



Director' Notes:
In 1981 Volker Schlondorff was filming CIRCLE OF DECEIT in Beirut with the ongoing civil war (1975-90) as a backdrop, and real fighters playing themselves.
This news, which i discovered in Etel Adnan's story AN AMERICAN MALADY, brought Etel and I together to develop the feature script BENJAMIN'S BRIEFCASE - a reference to what was lost when Walter Benjamin's body was found.
Christmas 2004, I arrived in Beirut and filmed for two weeks. The idea of a feature transformed into a personal journey.
This is the first chapter in the series p.s. Beirut, the story of how I found Benjamin's briefcase.
MHS 2008

http://www.turtlesalon.com/

New Order videos see http://www.galeriearnaudlefebvre.com/bio.php?bio=75


MALIN STÅHL

“Going Nowhere, 4:38 min., 2011. Slowly the headlights of a car capture the figure of a woman dressed up as a deer, posing, escaping, stopping, posing. On another stretch of road a rabbit is caught in the headlights, it is the woman again, but this time more in character of an animal caught in headlights, running, running across, running away. Using the characters White Canary (Deer), Death and the Rabbit the artist acts out a drama of dress-up, disguise and slight confusion framed by images of a winters landscape and set to tunes of jazz music.

http://www.malinstahl.se/


RYO TAKAHASHI

“Vent Coulis” La Marche de Marie-France Jean, 2011, 12 min.

http://www.galeriearnaudlefebvre.com/exhibit.php?exhibit=84



SARAH WALLER

Filmmaker's Statement: “ Burn” was inspired by the work of photographer Cindy Sherman and the late filmmaker Maya Deren. A young woman interacts with her physical environment through abstract movement. The woman takes on alternate characters in every new room she inhabits. The claustrophobic space she resides in slowly burns into her psyche and finally gives way to the natural world and the expansiveness of a winter horizon. “Burn” is a surreal reflection on the multiple roles women take on, ranging from a housewife to a sultry femme fatale.
“Burn”, an experimental short film: 2005 Length: 9 minutes and 42 seconds  Medium: Black and White 16mm Film transferred digitally  Credits: Cinematographer, Director, Producer and Editor: Sarah Waller  Concept: Sarah Waller and Katie Martin  Choreographer and Performer: Katie Martin Costume Designer: Joseph Mazzarelli  Score: Langdon C. Crawford
* “Burn” premiered at Dance on Camera Film Festival in January 2005 in New York, NY
Biography: Sarah Waller is an up and coming American filmmaker and Writer. Residing in Brooklyn, NY. She has held various titles on award winning Documentaries and Television Programming.

 


Exhibit Images


Francis Baudevin




Nick Cash




vitrine




Kim Schoenstadt & Michael Shamberg




Kim Schoenstadt & Michael Shamberg
t-shirts Turtle, N. Cash




poster Nick Cash, designed by Sofia Stevi
Ali Smith, Nathan Cash Davidson, Ryo Takahashi




vue d'ensemble




Eugénie Paultre




vue d'ensemble




vue d'ensemble




Simone Fattal




Robert Huot "Scratch"




Bernadette Drouillot, Nancy Van Meter, Beth De'Loiselle, Martina Klein, Robert Breer, Eugénie Paultre




Chris Marker, Martina Klein, Nancy Van Meter, Beth De'Loiselle, Susan Chorpenning, Eloïse Decazes




Joshua Frankel, Natalie Curtis, Wynn, Dan, Susan Chorpenning




Natalie Curtis "Slater says" 2011, photo




Catherine Belkhodja, Ned Richardson, Melodie Owen, Julian Mereuta, Amy Antin, Melissa Kretschmer




Anna Blessmann & Peter Saville
edition




Ali Smith, Nathan Cash Davidson, New Order & Peter Saville, Anna Blessmann & Peter Saville




Ali Smith "Virginia Woolf's Glasses"




Anna Blessmann & Peter Saville
edition




Malin Ståhl




Anna Corbera, Jamie Dalglish, Leonard Kogan, Liam Gillick




Jamie Dalglish "Temporary Art"




Jamie Dalglish ' Angel’ 20.75” x 30.25"




Anna Corbera




Yvonne Rainer, Ziba Karbassi, Etel Adnan




Yvonne Rainer Poems p.1




Yvonne Rainer Poems p.2




Ziba Karbassi Poem BLOOD HOME DANCE (MOTHER LAND DANCE) p.1




Ziba Karbassi Poem BLOOD HOME DANCE (MOTHER LAND DANCE) p.2




Robert Preston, John Baldessari, Marie-France Jean, Alice Zimmerman, Frédéric Nauczyciel, Ziba Karbassi




Where did all the fun go ?
Feat. Francesca, New York 2011
Capture écran
© Frédéric Nauczyciel




Marie-France Jean, Tae Hwang, Kirsten Weiner, Alice Zimmerman, Lawrence Weiner, New Order




Angelica Bergamini, New Order




Eloïse Decazes




Eric Chenaux, guitariste Eloïse Decazes




Michka Assayas




Michka Assayas, Raige P.




Grateful Dad