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Immemory by Chris Marker

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Immemory Liner notes from original English edition of Immemory, 1997. In our moments of megalomaniacal reverie, we tend to see our memory as a kind of history book: we have won and lost battles, discovered empires and abandoned them. At the very least we are the characters of an epic novel (“Quel roman que ma vie!” said Napoleon). A more modest and perhaps more fruitful approach might be to consider the fragments of memory in terms of geography.1 In...

Wexner Offers Immemory

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Wexner Center for the Arts has added the re-release of Immemory: A CD-Rom by Chris Marker, published by Exact Change, to their online store. For more information, you can visit their Chris Marker Store. In Immemory, Chris Marker has used the format of the CD-Rom to create a multi-layered, multimedia memoir. The reader investigates “zones” of travel, war, cinema, and poetry, navigating through photographs, film clips, music, and text, as if physically...

Immemory Re-released by Exact Change

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Exact Change* has re-released Chris Marker’s CD-ROM Immemory for OS X. This is great news, as the earlier versions (both the French original and the port by Exact Change to English) were unplayable on “modern” Macs and thereby stuck in kind a technological cul-de-sac, languishing. (The background to this lies, at least in part, in the history of Marker’s beloved multimedia authoring tool Hyperstudio, but that’s another story). It...

Understanding Immemory with a little help from Raymond Bellour

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PART I: PUBLICATION Title: Immemory Platform: CD-ROM for MacOS and Windows PC Production: Coproduction Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne / Les films de l’Astrophore Edition: Direction des Editions du Centre Pompidou Date: © 1998 Recommended Price: 295 FF (44,97) Publisher’s Notes (from website): “Chris Marker organise les fragments marquants de son oeuvre et de sa vie sous forme de “zones” interactives concernant le...

Immemory Review Quotes

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“Chris Marker has a brilliant mind and heart and appetite for life, and it’s a privilege to travel with him to whatever he chooses to remember and to evoke. He is one of cinema’s all time greats – the most important reflective or non-narrative filmmaker after Dziga Vertov.” Susan Sontag “Immemory is a contribution to the ars memoriae that, once experienced, will prove difficult to forget. Yet because of its multiple paths, its...

CHRIS MARKER – The Cinémathèque Catalog

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Publisher: Cinémathèque française, 2018ISBN: 978-2-330-01569-5 Direction d’ouvrage: Raymond Bellour, Jean-Michel Frodon et Christine Van AsscheEn collaboration avec Florence Tissot Editeur: David Lestringant Table of Contents Chronologie Florence Tissot Introduction Raymond Bellour, Jean-Michel Frodon et Christine Van Assche I – Ouverture Florence Delay — L’invention de Marker II — Guerre, après-guerre Jean Michel Frodon — 1939-1946, fragments...

Exhibitions

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2014 “Koreans”, Peter Blum Gallery, New York “Crow’s Eye View: the Korean Peninsula”, Korean Pavilion, Giardini di Castello, Venice, Italy “Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat”, Whitechapel Gallery, London, England; Kunstnernes Hus, Oslo, October 21, 2014 – January 11, 2015; Lunds Konsthall, Lund, February 7 – April 5, 2015 “The Hollow Men,” City Gallery Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand 2013 “Chris Marker: Guillaume-en-Égypte”, MIT List...

State of the Estate: Chris Marker’s Library, The Secret Life of Books

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ÉLABORATION D’UN MODÈLE APPUYÉ SUR LE RDF DANS LE CADRE DE LA RÉALISATION D’UNE BIBLIOTHÈQUE VIRTUELLE CHRIS MARKER À LA CINÉMATHÈQUE FRANÇAISE Camille Monier interviewed by Nola N’Diaye Source: chartes.hypotheses.org 22 DÉCEMBRE 2016 Note: In the near future I will put together an English translation of this fascinating interview on Camille Monier’s work cataloging Chris Marker’s books (and their many inserts as cross-referential clues to people...

Studio: A Remembrance of Chris Marker – Bartos, McCabe, Lerner

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Marker Studio, 2007 © Adam Bartos He inferred that persons desiring to train this faculty (of memory) must select places and form mental images of the things they wish to remember and store those images in the places, so that the order of the places will preserve the order of the things, and the images of the things will denote the things themselves, and we shall employ the places and images respectively as a wax writing-tablet and the letters written on it...

Ghost Cat: Postcards + Exhibitions

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Card 5 of 15 Roma, 1956 Chris Marker, Image from Staring Back May 12-August 12, 2007 Exhibition organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Ohio State University FYI, there are two postcard sets by Chris Marker that I know of. This set is from Wexner and is, I believe, out of print. The other is Chris Marker, How a grinning cat visits the HISTORY OF ART, 10 Postcards, Peter Blum Editions. This production, to my knowledge, is also no longer available...

Ricardo Greene, Iván Pinto Publish La Zona Marker

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I received an email from Ricardo Greene with news of a new, important book on Chris Marker in Spanish: La Zona Marker.  The book is published by Ediciones FIDOCS (Culdoc series) in Santiago, Chile. It presents a collection of essays by Ricardo Green, Iván Pinto, Patricio Guzmán (“Lo que debo a Chris Marker”), Trevor Stark, Carolina Anaral de Aguiar, Chris Marker himself (“El ùltimo bolchevique”), Maria Paz Peirano, Maria Luisa Ortega...

Marker Direct: An Interview with Chris Marker

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By Film Comment in the May/June 2003 Issue Originally published in Libération, March 5, 2003: next.liberation.fr. Upcoming, we will add the original to the archive here as well, for easy reference. “What interests me is history, and politics only interests me to the degree that it is the mark history makes on the present.” The French release ofSans soleil and La Jetée on DVD is an event, as is every furtive apparition in the news by Chris Marker, one of the great...

State of the Estate II: The Glorious Shambles

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In the middle, on the balcony, the tree has grown, just a little.Chris Marker Though the article cited below focuses on the archive of Jacques Demy acquired by the Cinémathèque française, this interview, part two of a series between journalist Louis Guichard and the Cinémathèque’s head Serge Toubiana, takes a fascinating if brief detour into the case of the estate of Chris Marker. If it sounds like there’s a mystery novel in there somewhere, there is...

Battle of the Images by Raymond Bellour

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First published in French and English “La querelle des dispositifs / Battle of the Images”, in art press no. 262, November 2000, pp.48-52. Translated from the French by L-S.Torgoff. Battle of the Images Raymond Bellour If there were an open polemic between today’s competing image delivery systems, some light might at last be shed. As it is, all we have is incertitudes – slip-sliding, straddling, flickering, hybridization, metamorphosing...

Chris Marker Level Five English DVD Booklet by Christophe Chazalon

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Chris Marker: In Search of Lost Memory Christophe Chazalon, www.chrismarker.ch In February 1997, Level Five was selected to represent France at the Berlin Festival, a few days before it premiered in French theaters. Its critical success was practically unanimous. Yet for the public, it was a flop. A single reason seems to have caused its failure: visual minimalism. Level Five tells the story of Laura, a woman who must finish off a video-game on the Battle of...

Coréennes by John Fitzgerald – Chris Marker Photo Exhibition at Peter Blum Gallery

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John Fitzgerald is a periodic contributor to chrismarker.org, and we would like to extend our gratitude to him for crafting this piece for us. Previously he has written In a Train of the Métro, Passengers and A Grin Without a Cat, Lincoln Center. A question that arose toward the end of my recent visit to Peter Blum Gallery in New York to view the Chris Marker “Koreans” exhibition is illustrative of the veil of mystery that hangs over so much of his life and work...

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