Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

Owls At Noon Book Published


Chris Marker: Owls At Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men

Chris Marker Owls at Noon | Prelude: The Hollow MenThe Institute of Modern Art in Brisbane, Australia has published a volume entitled Chris Marker: Owls At Noon – Prelude: The Hollow Men. Their site offers the following description:

A heavily illustrated study of French filmmaker Chris Marker’s portentous video installation Owls At Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men, with essays by Adrian Martin and renowned French film theorist Raymond Bellour, introduced by Robert Leonard. / $20

Thanks to Adrian Martin for the tip. He mentions that the book features “an incredible pictorial layout largely designed by Chris [Marker] himself.” He also drew our attention to the current issue of Rouge, which publishes his translation of an insightful & prophetic essay on Marker from 1963, “Markeriana: A Scarcely Critical Description of the Work of Chris Marker” by Roger Tailleur.

UPDATE 23 October 2008

Thanks for the plug on your website. We don’t have US distribution sorted as yet. But we can sell the OWLS AT NOON book direct for $20 Australian plus $10 Australian post and packaging. We’ll send it anywhere in the world for that. And with the current exchange rate, that’s an especially good deal! It was about $20.00 US, when I looked earlier today. Easiest thing is for your readers to send credit card details to anna [at]
– Robert Leonard, Institute of Modern Art

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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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