Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

Rétrospective Chris Marker at Institut Lumière


Institut Lumiere LyonsThe Institut Lumière in Lyon, France will hold a Rétrospective Chris Marker from the 10th of November 2009 to the 20th of December 2009. On December 9th, Michel Ciment (journalist at Positif and writer) will give a conference on Chris Marker’s work, which will be followed by the screening of Le Tombeau d’Alexandre. Many other films will be shown, including some of his collaborations with Alain Resnais. Full details of the event are available on the Institute’s website :

The Institute in Lyons is home to a remarkable museum that presents the very origins of cinema, offering to visitors “un parcours esthétique, scientifique et historique sur l’histoire de l’invention du Cinématographe par Louis Lumière en 1895.” The collection includes the so-called Cinématographe  “n°1”,  which projected ten films the night of December 28, 1895 at the Grand Café in Paris in front of the 33 curious audience members who became cinema’s first spectators.

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I was born in a subbasement of the Library of Babel, the son of Arcturus and Sirius B. I grew up among dusty books and metaphysical ideas, thus accounting for the condition of my mind, lungs and eyes. I studied time travel, mnemonics, taxonomy, medieval arabic astronomy, neo-platonism, hermetics, galactic linguistics, dakiniscript and the works of Borges, Montaigne, Pascal, Giordano Bruno, Erasmus, Christian Rosencreutz, Padmasambhava, Ramon Llull, Pico and Ficino and R. Steiner. I spent a year on academic scholarship at the Hall of Akashic Records studying etheric taxonomics and a summer at the Forum des Images studying the visual work of Guillaume d'Egypte. Currently, I work with Oromasis, Prince of Flames and his retinue of Salamanders cleaning up the world wide web with fire.

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Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory


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