Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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Chris Marker Exhibition Opens in Oslo


Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat 31 October 2014 – 11 January 2015 Opening Friday, 31 October 2014, 7pm. Opening speech by Christine Van Assche, Curator at Large at Centre Pompidou, Paris, and Artistic Director, Mats Stjernstedt Guided tour in the exhibition on Saturday, 1 November, 2 pm, by Christine Van Assche and Mats Stjernstedt Kunstnernes Hus presents the first Scandinavian retrospective of visionary French filmmaker, photographer, writer and multimedia...

Peter Blum Presents Chris Marker ‘Koreans’


PETER BLUM GALLERY Blumarts Inc. 20 West 57th Street | | New York, NY 10019 | Tel 212 244 6055 For Immediate Release: Chris Marker : Koreans September 4 — October 18, 2014 Peter Blum is pleased to announce the exhibition Chris Marker: Koreans, which opens on September 4th at 20 West 57th Street, New York. Chris Marker was...

Chris Marker Whitechapel Retrospective – Press Release


Post updated 4.30.14 with exhibition photographs Chris Marker 16 April – 22 June 2014, Galleries 1, 8 & Victor Petitgas Gallery (Gallery 9) Admission Free The Whitechapel Gallery presents the first UK retrospective of visionary French filmmaker, photographer, writer and multimedia artist Chris Marker (1921 – 2012). Marker is widely acknowledged as the finest exponent of the ‘essay film’ and is best known as the director of over 60 films including Sans soleil...

Marker Retrospective @ Whitechapel


The Whitechapel Gallery on High Street in London has announced the following Chris Marker retrospective: Chris Marker 16 April – 22 June 2014, Galleries 1, 8 & Victor Petitgas Gallery (Gallery 9). Visionary French filmmaker, photographer, writer and artist Chris Marker (1921 – 2012) is widely acknowledged as the finest exponent of the ‘essay film’. He is best known as the director of over 50 films including Sans soleil (Sunless , 1983), A Grin Without a Cat...

Planète Marker Coming to Centre Pompidou


Cover, Planète Marker Retrospective + Exhibition, Centre Pompidou About Raymond Bellour The introduction to Chris Marker for the Planète Marker exhibition & film screenings opening on October 16th at the Centre Pompidou, reprinted below, bears the signature of Raymond Bellour—in my opinion the greatest commentator on Marker, and certainly among the most innovative film theorists of our time. Bellour is the co-author, with Laurent Roth, of the excellent book...

MIT List Visual Arts Center Presents Chris Marker: Guillaume-en-Égypte


PRESS RELEASE | Contact: Mark Linga, Public Relations Officer, 617-452-3586 mlinga [at] Hayden, Reference, Bakalar Galleries October 18, 2013-January 5, 2014 September 2013 (Cambridge, MA)—The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents Chris Marker: Guillaume-en-Égypte, a survey exhibition of the work of renowned filmmaker and artist Chris Marker (1921-2012). The exhibition is presented concurrently at the MIT List Visual Arts Center (October 18, 2013...

Rétrospective Chris Marker at Institut Lumière


The 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...

The Second Life of Chris Marker

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Ouvroir in Second Life — the drowned airplane recalls moments of Sans Soleil, even Le Coeur net… Presented below is the official press release distributed by The Harvard Film Archive for its upcoming film series and live event. You can also view the program at the HFA site. THE HARVARD FILM ARCHIVE PRESENTSTHE SECOND LIFE OF CHRIS MARKERMAY 9 – MAY 16, 2009 CAMBRIDGE, MA: The Harvard Film Archive is thrilled to host a virtual event with legendary filmmaker...

Untergang des Abendlandes

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New Yorker Video – Sans Soleil (VHS) We thought Chris Marker fans would like to know. Many of us learned the text of Sans Soleil forwards, backwards, and sideways—down to identifying the lone still self-portrait frame in a Tokyo television monitor – by playing the New Yorker Video release of Sans Soleil on VHS over and over (and over) again, until it was as worn out as, say, Katy Lied. New Yorker Films, the distributor that helped introduce American...

Le Souvenir d’un avenir


Souvenir d’un Avenir – Remembrance of Things to Come — Chris Marker & Yannick Bellon LE SOUVENIR D’UN AVENIRde Yannick Bellon et Chris Marker2001, noir et blanc, 42 minutes (vidéo) “Couleur du temps, couleur des jours, la moisson des photographies de Denise Bellon n’est rien d’autre, peut-être, qu’un passionnant journal, le journal d’une vie ouverte à son époque, de 1935 à 1955. Denise Bellon a fait partie, depuis...

Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory
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