Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory


Ghost Cat: Postcards + Exhibitions


Card 5 of 15 Roma, 1956 Chris Marker, Image from Staring Back May 12-August 12, 2007 Exhibition organized by the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Ohio State University FYI, there are two postcard sets by Chris Marker that I know of. This set is from Wexner and is, I believe, out of print. The other is Chris Marker, How a grinning cat visits the HISTORY OF ART, 10 Postcards, Peter Blum Editions. This production, to my knowledge, is also no longer available...

Chris Marker et la photographie


What: Journée d’étude | Day of Study Title: Chris Marker et la photographie | Chris Marker and Photography Who: Vincent Jacques, avec la participation de | with the participation of: Philippe Bazin Christa Blümlinger Pierre Gaudin Vincent Jacques François Niney Bamchade Pourvali When: samedi 28 mai 2016 | Saturday May 28th, 2016 – Institut national d’histoire de l’art (INHA), Salle Vasari | 2, rue Vivienne – 75002 Paris Additional...

L’An 2000 : Chris Marker Book Design


I betrayed Gutenberg for McLuhan a long time ago.Chris Marker Thanks to Christophe Chazalon, master archivist over at, for Christmas in June; CH2 sent a collection of images – page spreads from a curious volume entitled L’An 2000: une anti-histoire de la fin du monde, published in 1975 by Gallimard.  Like 2084, 4001, 3009, 2058, Bolaño’s 2066 (& La Jetée‘s un-numbered future dates), here we find more time travels from...

Coréennes by John Fitzgerald – Chris Marker Photo Exhibition at Peter Blum Gallery


John Fitzgerald is a periodic contributor to, and we would like to extend our gratitude to him for crafting this piece for us. Previously he has written In a Train of the Métro, Passengers and A Grin Without a Cat, Lincoln Center. A question that arose toward the end of my recent visit to Peter Blum Gallery in New York to view the Chris Marker “Koreans” exhibition is illustrative of the veil of mystery that hangs over so much of his life and work...

The Panoptic Exodus


“He always said that even the best actor knows that the camera is pointed at him, and that the spontaneity, the innocence, the beauty of expression on a face cannot be truly captured except when the person is not conscious of being photographed.”Peter Blum Panopticon – Jeremy Benthem First off, there’s the lingering taste of an assumption that borders on what once was called by the dialecticians of enlightenment the ‘jargon of...

Chris Marker Passengers at Peter Blum Gallery


The following is a press release we received from the Peter Blum Gallery in New York. If you’re in the Big Apple, enjoy! Chris Marker PASSENGERS April 2 – June 4, 2011 Peter Blum is pleased to announce the exhibition Chris Marker, PASSENGERS. This exhibition, opening on April 2, 2011, will be presented at both Peter Blum Soho (99 Wooster Street) and Peter Blum Chelsea (526 West 29th Street). This will be Chris Marker’s third solo exhibition with the gallery...

In a Train of the Métro by John Fitzgerald


[Guest post by John Fitzgerald. Thanks John! – ed.] Walking over to Peter Blum Gallery in Chelsea to see the new Chris Marker exhibition, I happened to pass by a section of the newly completed High Line, a pedestrian greenspace retrofitted onto an old elevated train track on the West Side. I stopped to look at a curious feature of the renovation: a glass panel cut into the side of the wall overlooking Tenth Avenue. Behind the glass was tiered seating where...

Traveling Without Moving

Pete Namlook - Air - Traveling Without Moving

Pete Namlook : Air II : Traveling Without Moving David Thomson, author of the classic A Biographical Dictionary of Film as well as books on Hitchcock, Welles, and Brando, recently published a thoughtful reflection on Chris Marker’s photograph series taken in the Paris metro. The piece is called “Chris Marker’s Underground” and is can be viewed at The New Republic’s “Slideshow” blog. Marker’s territory for chasing...

Sandor Krasna’s Photostream


Thanks to Tyler Beaman for pointing us to this growing archive of Chris Marker aka Sandor Krasna photography. No stranger to new media, Marker’s pseudonymous forays into social media sites are atypical not only of his generation, but several following ones. An artist of many media, an Eye with many names, a being of “unzeitgemäße Betrachtungen,” out of or beyond time yet always keenly in the present, he retains his inimitable interest in the...

Mayday Flâneur


Thanks to Edo M for bringing these semi-precious gems of photographs by Chris Marker – who hit the streets on the occasion of the May 1st “celebration” in Paris – to our attention. Et Chris Marker, le réalisateur du « Fond de l’air est rouge » et de « Chats perchés », ces deux films chargés d’histoire, de témoigner de cette obstination tranquille, de cette tension qui les tient, ces manifestants de l’an 09. Lui qui n’a cessé, depuis cet après-guerre...

Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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