HORS PISTES 2012, Centre Pompidou, Paris
Hors Pistes 2012
Since 2006, Hors Pistes has pursued its passion for diversity of forms in contemporary moving images. Screenings, performances, video installations, ephemeral web images: the event offers an international selection of these forms. Hors Pistes exists to showcase visual works investigating the world we live in by challenging narrative forms and remapping the borders between film genres (fiction, documentary, essay...).
In the cinemas of the Centre Pompidou:
An international selection of films and videos by 20 artists, whose innovative works left their mark on last year: Gabriel Abrantes, Mauro Andrizzi, Herman Asselberghs, Pascale Bodet, Erik Bünger, Salma Cheddadi, Phil Collins, Teboho Edkins, Hala Elkoussy, Pierric Favret & Roman Scrittori, Flatform, Dominic Gagnon, Andrew Kötting, Christelle Lheureux, Natasha Mendonca, Valérie Mrejen et Bertrand Schefer, Provmyza.
Their films and videos challeng narrative forms and remap the borders between film genres (fiction, documentary, essay...). The films are presented by the artists.
In the lower floor of the Centre Pompidou:
An exhibition around the theme 'animal' called 'Le silence des bêtes' (this name is the title of the famous book by the writer and philosopher Elisabeth de Fontenay). It will take place in the Forum -1 (underground) of the Centre Pompidou: lectures and performances each evening (Jean-Christophe Bailly, Marcela Iacub, Marcus Coates, Michael Fliri, Vincent Epplay…), installations, video programs (Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Karen Knorr, Juliette Fontaine...)
Two Parisian venues are partners of this exhibition: the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature and the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, where some screenings, lectures, an exhibition will be presented (Ariane Michel and Philippe Descola, Armin Linke accompanied by Bruno Latour, Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács, Marie Voignier, ...)