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23 Nov 2009

Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid 2009


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New cinema and contemporary art - Paris – Centre Pompidou, Jeu de Paume, Châtelet Theatre, Reflet Medicis movie theatre
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November 30 - December 09.

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Preceding Madrid in April and Berlin in July, the Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid will once again create a space for discovery and reflection between new cinema and contemporary art at several venues in Paris: the Centre Pompidou, the Jeu de Paume National Museum, the Châtelet Theatre and the Reflet Médicis movie theatre.

With the participation of 120 artists and filmmakers from all-over the world, this exceptional edition will propose an international programme of audiovisual creation gathering 150 works from France, Germany, Spain and 60 other countries, internationally-known artists and filmmakers with young artists and filmmakers presented for the first time in Paris. With many film premieres, video programmes, multimedia concerts, a cycle of debates and panel discussions. A video library will offer a space where the whole programming, made of 95% of premieres, could be viewed and reviewed on request.

SAVE THE DATES!

////// OPENING SCREENING - MONDAY 30th OF NOVEMBER
////// AT THE CENTRE POMPIDOU, AT 8.30PM

////// SPECIAL EVENT - TUESDAY 1st OF NOVEMBER
////// AT THE CHATELET THEATRE, FROM 3 TO 11PM


FILM AND VIDEO SCREENINGS


Fictions, video, documentary approaches, experimental

27 screenings, each followed by a discussion session with the artists and film-makers

December 2-6, Centre Pompidou
December 1, Châtelet Theatre
December 6-9, Jeu de Paume
December 7 and 8, Reflet Medicis movie theatre


• A rare carte blanche to Artavazd Pelechian (RU/AM) in his presence
• A carte blanche to Harun Farocki (DE), with the screening of his latest film "By comparaison"
• A unique carte blanche to Werner Schroeter (DE) in his presence
• The latest film by Pedro Costa (PT) 'Ne change rien' (2009, Première) in his presence
• Two videos by Ken Jacobs (USA), "The Day was a Scorcher" (2009, Première), and "Excerpt from the Sky Socialist Stratified" (2009, Première)
• A rare 3D experimental fiction by Zapruder Filmmakergroup (IT) "Cock-crow" (2009), previously shown at the Venice Film Biennial.
• The film première of "Le procès d'Oscar Wilde" (2009) by Christian Merlhiot (FR)
• A film event by Johan Grimonprez 'Double Take' (2009, BE)
• A mid-length film by Tsai Ming Liang (TW) "Madame Butterfly" (2008)
• The latest video by Emmanuelle Antille (CH) " Strings of Affection" (2009, Première)
• Focuses on several countries: France, Germany, Spain and a selection of films and rare videos from Croatia.

Among the programmed artists, let us quote in particular:
Eija-Liisa Ahtila (FI), Carles Asensio Monrabà (Spain), Patrick Bernatchez (CA), Francois Bucher (CO), Jonathan Cummins (IR), Johanna Domke (DE), Peter Downsbrough (USA), Ivan Faktor (CR), Elise Florenty (FR), Dora Garcia (ES), Charlotte Ginsborg (UK), Bouchra Khalili (MA), Almagul Menlibayeva (KZ), Ariane Michel (FR), Eleonore de Montesquiou (FR), Natacha Nisic (FR), Hans Op De Beeck (BE), Vivian Ostrovsky (FR), Antoni Pinent (ES), Ben Rivers (UK), Jérôme Schlomoff (FR), Volker Schreiner (DE), Yu Chin Tseng (TW), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (TH), Liu Wei (CN), Julius Ziz (EE/IR),

Each screening is built around a theme, a question through different forms and audiovisual practices.

FOCUS ON THE SCREENINGS AT THE CENTRE POMPIDOU

15 screenings from December 2nd to the 6th

The screenings held at the Centre Pompidou will revolve around the theme: « cinema and politics ». In which way are artists and filmmakers today reappropriating fiction and documentary modes of expression? How does the language of cinema and the vocabulary of contemporary art interweave through their works? The participating artists will indicate which elements define their connection to reality and will discuss how their works establish a political rapport within.


FORUM - DEBATES

December 1st, at the Châtelet Theatre
December 2-5, at the Centre Pompidou – "Où va le cinema?" organized by the Centre Pompidou
December 6th, at the Jeu de Paume

The Rencontres Internationales invites filmmakers, curators, artistic directors and programmers from European and extra-European museums, art centres and biennales in the fields of contemporary cinema, video and media art. The debates aim to develop a reflection on the concerns and tracks explored in each country in order to debrief this creation and accompany it, as much from a critical point of view, as from the point of view of the public and the artists.


FOCUS ON "OU VA LE CINEMA?" AT THE CENTRE POMPIDOU

Numerous debates will be held around the theme of "cinema and politic" for the second edition of « Où va le cinéma? » organized by the Centre Pompidou from the 2nd-5th of December for which the philosopher and cinephile Jacques Rancière will be the witness and the guest of honor. The following filmmakers will participate: Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Serge Bozon, Pedro Costa, Elia Suleiman, Tariq Teguia and Koji Wakamatsu.


MULTIMEDIA CONCERT


December 1st, at the Châtelet Theatre


Thomas Köner
- Le manifeste du futurisme - French Premiere.
In his digital opera, Thomas Köner invokes le "futurist manifesto" by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti then proceeds to a phase of deconstruction. Call it a return to the future (futurism), for a society meriting the label “post-utopian/post-futurist”.

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PARIS/BERLIN/MADRID


In 2007, the 'Rencontres Internationales', which initially took place in Paris and Berlin, opened up to a third city: Madrid. This event now constitutes a unique artistic and cultural platform in Europe for artists, professional networks and various audiences. The venues in the three cities are in particular the Centre Pompidou and the Jeu de Paume national museum in Paris, the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, the Reina Sofia National museum and the Spanish Cinematheque in Madrid.

The event aims at presenting works to a broad audience, at creating circulations between different art practices and between different audiences, as well as creating new exchanges between artists, filmmakers and professionals.

It seeks to contribute to a reflection on our contemporary culture of image via a compelling program opened to everyone

INFORMATION, PASS/ACCREDITATION, PRESS

For more detailed information: http://art-action.org

Press and professional pass/accreditation:
http://art-action.org/site/en/info/pass_accred.htm
Free pass for students:
http://art-action.org/site/en/info/pass_public.htm
Press Contact:
Dimitri Larcher / Email: info@art-action.org  / Tel: +33 1 40 18 00 20

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