Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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Guillaume, Guillaume, Guillaume…

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Guillaume, Guillaume, Guillaume (The cat named Guillaume) Visiting Chris Marker in Second Life Katie Rose Pipkin I never really lived in Second Life. As an artist working in digital spaces this is patently uncool. But it is true; by the time I stumbled onto the massively multiplayer simulation it was already empty, a shrinking economy and user-base spread across a vast and often-private landscape leaving the world desolate at best. Around this time, I attended a...

The Third Cat

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Dedicated to Guillaume-en-Egypte and thanks to Chris.Marker Machinima by Max Moswitzer 3D Guillaume created by Exosius Woolley Screening at Centre Pompidou on 2. November 2010, Estoril Film Festival on 9. November 2010. Reference: "The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir, directed by Carol Reed and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles and Trevor Howard. It is particularly remembered for its atmospheric cinematography, performances, and musical...

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...

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’...

L’Archipel Fantôme: An Appreciation

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Thanks to Quentin D. for alerting us to a fascinating poem-image collage narrative entitled L’Archipel Fantôme, set in the virtual space of Second Life, one of many lives known to the transmigrating cat. Though veiled with  elegant self-effacement, this rêverie bears the signature, to our senses, of the master’s hand, mind and spirit (though it is not his own, as we have learned post-post). The story presents a kind of back and forth play of images and...

The Nine Lives of Guillaume-en-Égypte

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The French “pop lab” – extension São Paulo – poptronics has published a special “poster-journal” edition devoted to Chris Marker, or more precisely, to his omnipresent feline parallel self, Guillaume-en-Égypte, entitled guillaume-en-égypte au brésil/no brasil (numéro 11, 10/2009). Throughout, the issue uses as backgrounds photographs, devolved to duotones, that seem to tease at revealing the working space of a cinephile, librarian...

“Vertov was my teacher”

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Thanks to Eupalinos Ugajin (an SL cipher we have yet to decipher) of webknot.net for publishing a saved chat of Chris Marker’s recent tour of Ouvroir in Second Life. The blog post is called “Chris Marker (Sergei Murasaki) présente son exposition dans l’Ouvroir” and provides a window onto the avatour recently hosted by the Harvard Film Archive. Marker, in the guise of Sergei Murasaki – montage that quickens the heart – touches on Tarkovsky, the La...

The Second Life of Chris Marker

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Presented below is the official press release distributed by The Harvard Film Archive for its upcoming film series and live event. You can also view the program at the HFA site. THE HARVARD FILM ARCHIVE PRESENTS THE SECOND LIFE OF CHRIS MARKER MAY 9 – MAY 16, 2009 CAMBRIDGE, MA: The Harvard Film Archive is thrilled to host a virtual event with legendary filmmaker Chris Marker titled THE SECOND LIFE OF CHRIS MARKER, on May 16. The event, which will take place in the...

Avatour

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The Harvard Film Archive SECOND LIFE event with Chris Marker will take place on Saturday, May 16 at 7PM. Chris (through his avatar) will be leading a guided tour of his museum and answering questions from myself and a colleague (or rather our avatars) and also taking some from the audience (in the form of another avatar waiting at the conclusion of the tour). The show will also include various video pieces and film clips—single-channel versions of The Hollow...

Chris Marker L´Ouvroir Part 1

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The following three videos, taken deep within Marker/Guillaume territorealities of Second Life, were made available on YouTube this month by a user named FITEIROCULTURAL from Argentina. As the initial credits state, we are witness to “a visit with Millagrosa Vella and Gianni Motti’s assistant, for Fiteiro Cultural on SL and Casa Millagrosa, directed by Haveyouseen Lubitsch for Michel Favre.” To see if we can have some fun here, we call on readers...

Chris Marker L´Ouvroir Part 2

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A Michel Favre Film

Related posts:
Second Life II: «Dancing with Guillaume»
Centre Pompidou Chris Marker Archive
“Vertov was my teacher”
Ouvroir the Movie by Chris Marker
Chris Marker L´Ouvroir Part 3
Chris Marker L´Ouvroir Part 1

Chris Marker L´Ouvroir Part 3

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A Michel Favre Film

Related posts:
Second Life II: «Dancing with Guillaume»
Centre Pompidou Chris Marker Archive
“Vertov was my teacher”
Ouvroir the Movie by Chris Marker
Chris Marker L´Ouvroir Part 2
Chris Marker L´Ouvroir Part 1

Second Life II: «Dancing with Guillaume»

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Thanks to Chris for sending this funky interlude of Guillaume getting down in Second Life. For another Ouvroir / Second Life-based video, see Ouvroir the Movie or search the category “Ouvroir“. There is also another Second Life movie, a thriller parody of The Third Man (a favorite of Marker’s ) staring Guillaume, produced by Mosmax (Max Moswitzer) and titled The Third Cat. As we see, Marker’s modest “Farewell to Cinema” did not...

Second Life I: The Filmmaker’s Room

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This is a draft of the virtual gallery in progress, which will replicate my Zurich exhibition on Second Life, the “filmmakers room”. – Chris Marker (courtesy of Tom Luddy) Up soon: Video of Guillaume as whirling dervish in Second Life. Don’t hold your breath; we’ve got to get the compression » decompression figured out… Related posts: Scenes from La Salle “Vertov was my teacher” Guillaume, Guillaume...

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