Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory


CD-ROM and multimedia



As many, I am speechless to learn of the passing of Chris Marker. He lives on in our hearts and minds, in his incomparable work, in the inner sanctum of eternity—”au lieu d’un mort, on fait un éternel.” Much will be written; for now we feel.

Wexner Offers Immemory


Immemory – English Version 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 exploring Marker’s memory itself. The result is a veritable 21st-century Remembrance of Things Past, an...

Immemory Re-released by Exact Change


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 a kind of 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...

Manette Gallery writes from Portland…


Manette Gallery We received this nice & informative note from the breathtaking Manette Gallery in Portland regarding their Chris Marker exhibition/installation coming up in July 2008: We hope our humble gallery will be a good nook in which to enjoy these works. The walls will have various stills to look at, I have several books about CM guests can look at, a vintage Powerbook 5300 kiosk with headphones running the Immemory CD-ROM, and at least a dozen films...

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 forking, hypertextual options...

Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory
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