Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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Some Chris Marker news, video and views that have come to light of late... These include the republication of Marker's masterful 1959 book Coréennes; a trailer from the Centre Pompidou's 2013 retrospective, featuring a parade of elephants; and finally, a stunning collection of photographs of the Cinémathèque française 2018 Chris Marker Exhibition design — giving a sense of the visitor experience via photos of the spatial design, signage and viewing spaces.

Chris Marker’s Reindeer Commercial

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Chris Marker Raindeer animation stop motion

Happy Holidays.

"Although the use of drawings, photographs, or other still images within a film became more common with the films of Jean-Luc Godard in the mid-1960s, the use of animated techniques was still rather rare for this period. Chris Marker’s use of animation techniques was therefore rather unique for an art film of this time. The lack of discussion of animation within Marker’s works, then, is a curious omission."

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...

Marker on the Command Line

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Chris Marker, identification d’un geek from provisoire on Vimeo. After discovering this video on Vimeo, our attention was directed to a post on creative.arte.tv that offers additional information about Marker’s DIALECTOR program, and two additional videos that we have included below. Marker himself is quoted summarizing the project and voicing his oft-rumored disappointment at changes at Apple that truncated his playful, very personal programming. His...

Planète Marker Coming to Centre Pompidou

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Cover, Planète Marker Retrospective + Exhibition, Centre Pompidou About Raymond Bellour The introduction to Chris Marker for the Planète Marker exhibition & film screenings opening on October 16th at the Centre Pompidou, reprinted below, bears the signature of Raymond Bellour—in my opinion the greatest commentator on Marker, and certainly among the most innovative film theorists of our time. Bellour is the co-author, with Laurent Roth, of the excellent book...

Video et Après: Chris Marker Vu Par… @ Pompidou Center

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We just received notice of a unique event from Etienne Sandrin at the Centre Pompidou. If you’re in Paris on Tuesday the 18th of March, be sure to visit. A rough English translation is below the original French. Enjoy! VIDEO ET APRÈS CHRIS MARKER VU PAR… LUNDI 18 MARS / 18H00 / CINÉMA 1 Philosophe, écrivain, musicien, cinéaste, vidéaste, plasticien, computer geek, amis des chats, Chris Marker, disparu en 2012, laisse derrière lui une œuvre unique...

Beirut Art Center Presents Chris Marker Exhibition “Par quatre chemins”

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Source: www.beirutartcenter.org Location: Jisr El Wati – Off Corniche an Nahr. Building 13, Street 97, Zone 66 Adlieh. Beirut, Lebanon. Dates: November 25.10 – January 29.11 Opening reception: Wednesday November 24, from 6 pm to 9 pm About the exhibition “Beirut Art Center is pleased to present a solo exhibition dedicated to the influential French artist and filmmaker Chris Marker. Marker is best known for his cinematic essays that explore the...

Scenes from La Salle

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As a visual addendum to the recent Beaubourg + Second Life screening of La Jetée, organized by Les Films du Jeudi, we present some images Laurence Braunberger sent along, for which we are grateful. The cinema and the screening room for the event (and we hope of course that it is the beginning of a series) were constructed by Max Moswitzer aka MosMax Hax and the bar La Jetée (based on the famous Tokyo watering hole as seen, among other places, in Wenders’...

Les Films du Jeudi Screens La Jetée in Second Life

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Though we missed the party, we did want to let you know about a unique event organized by Les Films du Jeudi, who on the 5th of November held a screening of Chris Marker’s La Jétee simultaneously at the Centre Pompidou and within Second Life. Marker’s film, whose fame has grown by leaps and bounds worldwide since its 1962 release (one need only search for the title on Twitter to see the many tweets in myriad languages that reference the always-fresh...

Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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