Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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Guillaume, Guillaume, Guillaume…

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Guillaume, Guillaume, Guillaume (The cat named Guillaume) Visiting Chris Marker in Second LifeKatie Rose Pipkin Guillaume iin Second Life — Katie Rose Pipkin He writes; “I’ve understood the visions. Suddenly you’re in the desert the way you are in the night; whatever is not desert no longer exists. You don’t want to believe the images that crop up.” He writes; “And when all the celebrations are over it remains only to pick up all the ornaments — all the accessories...

The Third Cat


Dedicated to Guillaume-en-Egypte and thanks to Chris.Marker Machinima by Max Moswitzer 3D Guillaume created by Exosius Woolley Screening at Centre Pompidou on 2. November 2010, Estoril Film Festival on 9. November 2010. Reference: "The Third Man is a 1949 British film noir, directed by Carol Reed and starring Joseph Cotten, Alida Valli, Orson Welles and Trevor Howard. It is particularly remembered for its atmospheric cinematography, performances, and musical...

Video et Après: Chris Marker Vu Par… @ Pompidou Center


We just received notice of a unique event from Etienne Sandrin at the Centre Pompidou. If you’re in Paris on Tuesday the 18th of March, be sure to visit. A rough English translation is below the original French. Enjoy! VIDEO ET APRÈS CHRIS MARKER VU PAR… LUNDI 18 MARS / 18H00 / CINÉMA 1 Philosophe, écrivain, musicien, cinéaste, vidéaste, plasticien, computer geek, amis des chats, Chris Marker, disparu en 2012, laisse derrière lui une œuvre unique...

Scenes from La Salle


As a visual addendum to the recent Beaubourg + Second Life screening of La Jetée, organized by Les Films du Jeudi, we present some images Laurence Braunberger sent along, for which we are grateful. The cinema and the screening room for the event (and we hope of course that it is the beginning of a series) were constructed by Max Moswitzer aka MosMax Hax and the bar La Jetée (based on the famous Tokyo watering hole as seen, among other places, in Wenders’...

L’Archipel Fantôme: An Appreciation


Thanks to Quentin D. for alerting us to a fascinating poem-image collage narrative entitled L’Archipel Fantôme, set in the virtual space of Second Life, one of many lives known to the transmigrating cat. Though veiled with  elegant self-effacement, this rêverie bears the signature, to our senses, of the master’s hand, mind and spirit (though it is not his own, as we have learned post-post). The story presents a kind of back and forth play of images and...

The Nine Lives of Guillaume-en-Égypte


The French “pop lab” – extension São Paulo – poptronics has published a special “poster-journal” edition devoted to Chris Marker, or more precisely, to his omnipresent feline parallel self, Guillaume-en-Égypte, entitled guillaume-en-égypte au brésil/no brasil (numéro 11, 10/2009). Throughout, the issue uses as background photographs, devolved to duotones, that seem to tease at revealing the working space of a cinephile, librarian, collector...

Vertov was my teacher


Thanks to Eupalinos Ugajin (an SL cipher we have yet to decipher) of for publishing a saved chat of Chris Marker’s recent tour of Ouvroir in Second Life. The blog post is called “Chris Marker (Sergei Murasaki) présente son exposition dans l’Ouvroir” and provides a window onto the avatour recently hosted by the Harvard Film Archive. Vertov, Man with the Movie Camera Marker, in the guise of Sergei Murasaki – montage that quickens the...

The Second Life of Chris Marker

Ouvroir commissioned work for Lucien photos by Barbara Bi… Flickr

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...


ouvroir the place of celebration

Bienvenue — Harvard’s page on the Second Life Chris Marker interview features this image of M Chat, Guillaume’s best friend Original Announcement by Harvard Film Archive The Harvard Film Archive SECOND LIFE event with Chris Marker will take place on Saturday, May 16 at 7 PM. Chris (through his avatar) will be leading a guided tour of his museum and answering questions from myself and a colleague (or rather our avatars) and also taking some from the...

Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory
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