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Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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L’Attrapeur d’images by Alexandre Kha

L'Attrapeur d'images — Alexandre Kha

Copyright © 2009 Éditions Tanibis. Published by Tanibis at Tanibis is located at ÉDITIONS TANIBIS, 19 rue Francis Chirat, 69100 Villeurbanne, France. tél. : +(0)9 51 23 31 88 Correspondence can be directed to: Alexandre Kha is also the author of Le Théorème funeste, Le Sortilège de la femme-automate, Les Nuits rouges du théâtre...

L’Héritage de la chouette: Dialogues choisies Published

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It all started on June 25, 1987. The project of a television program dedicated to Greek culture had just crystallized. We had before us the specter which haunts the continents of cultural documentaries, and which Chekhov has formulated for eternity: say things that intelligent people already know and that imbeciles will never know… It was Jean-Pierre Vernant who had the idea of ​​the banquet, and of this conversation without borders. The large amphitheater of the...

Dreamtime Zone Library — CM Livres

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A Wunderkammer gallery of books by, on or adjacent to Chris Marker. As Bellour has said, Marker was as much an écrivain as a regisseur., and he has inspired much additional writing. From Le Coeur net to Passengers, from A Farewell to Movies to Owls at Noon, from Petite Planète to ZOO, from le livre impossible to Untimely Affects, from Maspero to Bellour, from Gautier to Keeney, from Darke to Lambert, from Susan Howe to Mars, from Montaigne to Morel...

Chris Marker, « écrivain en premier »

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Dans son texte du catalogue pour la Cinémathèque française : « L’invention de Marker », Florence Delay écrit de l’auteur de Sans soleil (1983) : « Dans quel ordre énumérer ses métiers ? […] Sans l’ombre d’une hésitation je place écrivain en premier. » En effet, « écrivain multimédia » selon l’expression de Guy Gauthier...

Chris Marker: Mosquito Bytes Cause Malaria


Courtesy of Chunking Books, Twitter: @chunkingbooks In celebration of Chris Marker‘s 100th birthday, Chunking Books dedicates this first catalog to Chris Marker‘s incredibly vast and diverse body of work, ranging from his earliest poems to his multimedia installations, with the inclusion of some of his distinguished...

Matta by Chris Marker


During a 1985 exhibition, the artist Matta takes Marker on a tour of his work. His wide-ranging commentary covers art-historical and philosophical questions about art and audience in a manner both mischievous and profound. Matta is an energized subject throughout the interview, and Marker's prowling, hand-held camera perfectly captures this sensation.

The Frozen Frame as an Immortal Object: Reflections on Chris Marker’s La Jetée by Sébastien Doubinsky

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Originally published in 16:9 filmtidsskrift on 30 April 2018. Reprinted with the agreement of the author. Seb Doubinsky can be found on Twitter at @sebdoubinsky Chris Marker, La Jetée (1962) La Jetée (1962) is probably French director Chris Marker’s best-known short film. A dark science-fiction story shot in black and white and using only stills, it has become cult and a reference for many film directors. For instance, Terry Gilliam’s Twelve Monkeys (1995) has been...

Chris Marker (The Impossible Book) by Maroussia Vossen

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Andrew Castillo has translated Maroussia Vossen’s book Chris Marker (Le Livre impossible) into English. Below you can find the PDF of the file. Many thanks to Mr. Castillo for his work on this important book. Vossen’s book was highlighted in an earlier post. Castillo’s blog is called “The Fate of Explanations,” and the article “Translation—Chris Marker (The Impossible Book) (2016),” published from June 17, 2020, Below is...

Icelandic Happiness

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The image of happiness from Sans Soleil — Án sólar in Icelandic This morning, I received an email from Quentin Darcq alerting me to the presence of a video from Icelandic television on called “Исландское TV о поиске трёх сестёр из “Без солнца” (which translates as “Icelandic TV about the search for three sisters from Sans Soleil“). The post’s author is named Крис Маркер (“Chris Marker”). My thanks go out to...

Letter From Marker: A Video Essay

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A video essay by Luís Azevedo using the words filmmaker Chris Marker spoke about himself to tell his story. For the accompanying text, visit the Notebook: In 1958, after watching LETTRE DE SIBÉRIE (1957), André Bazin wrote that Marker’s first feature film resembles nothing hitherto seen in documentary films: “The important word is ‘essay,’ understood in the same sense that it has in literature – an essay at once historical and political, written by...

Re-Imagining Sans Soleil

Sans Soleil re-imagined. Japanese girls strolls the world.

The painting is the work of moonywolf and is titled “ville sans soleil.” It was published to Deviant Art originally. Moonywolf can be found at Her portfolio is absolutely stunning, extending from delicate line drawings to world-building on a level of a C.S. Lewis or a J.R.R. Tolkein. There is a definite Japanese flavor to her work that aligns it all the more with the sensibilities of Chris Marker, so it is fitting she chose to invent...

Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory
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