Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

Chris Marker – A Farewell to Movies

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Last Updated on January 19, 2021 by bricoleur

EXHIBITION, MUSEUM OF DESIGN ZURICH
12 March – 29 June 2008

Chris Marker, A Farewell to Movies. Abschied vom Kino

“This exhibition brings together for the first time several works by Chris Marker (b. 1921), one of the most high-profile figures of recent media history. While films such as La Jetée and Sans Soleil are regarded as cinema classics, Marker’s intellectual curiosity has produced pioneering contributions in other fields: from the written word and photography to books, video, CD-Rom, and multimedia installations like Silent Movie, a work celebrating the hundredth anniversary of the cinematic medium. His works link language and image in a particularly haunting manner. Important themes for Marker such as memory and social commitment feature prominently in his latest work, Staring Back: powerful portraits of people over six decades, met by chance while traveling, or contemporary historical figures such as Simone Signoret, Akira Kurosawa, Salvador Dalí, or Fidel Castro. Marker’s shot selection reveals a characteristic interplay between the perspective of the observer and the observed.”

The 1/24 second gaze — from Sans Soleil

Abschied vom Kino — typographical geometries by Ralph Schraivogel, Netherlands (1995)

About Ralph Schraivogel, Netherlands — Artist for Abschied vom Kino

Ralph Schraivogel was born in 1960 in Lucerne, Switzerland. He studied graphic design at the Schule für Gestaltung Zürich from 1977 to 1982. After receiving his diploma, he opened his own graphic design studio in Zurich. He designs print media and devotes himself above all to poster design.

Ten years after graduating, Schraivogel returned to the Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Zürich as a lecturer, where he continued to teach until 2001. During 2000-2001 he was a guest professor at the Berlin University of the Arts. Since 2003 he teaches at the Luzern University of Applied Sciences and Arts.

One-man shows in many locations including Tokyo, Osaka, Tehran, Paris, and Zurich, have helped make his poster work known to a wider public. His posters are part of numerous collections around the world including the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Atelier Schraivogel — a-g-i.org
Ralph Schraivogel Posters


Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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