Thursday, August 17, 2006

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As Gaumont recently informed the public of their cancellation of the long awaited release of Jean-Luc Godard's seminal and indispensable chef d'oeuvre Histoire(s) du Cinéma, the only remaining opening for seeing this work (in Europe) is the acquisition of an exquisite 8 DVD box with the complete work from Japan. It remains to be seen how long this window will remain open, though.

In entering Histoire(s), each viewer may chose his or her own path. Lured in by an incessant flux of intimately multilayered coats of archive imagery, JLG daily life excerpts, photos, various soundings, disparate musical inlays, and JLG's sublime poetic writing, montaged in as frosting on this monumental cake. As anyone thus can (re)construct a personalised history in this generously interactive and participatory work - probably shelved by mounting copyright issues- Sam Renseiw crudely montaged tiny parts of 2B Fatale Beauté as short appetiser. View it by clicking here, or enter the overlay above. (patafilm #232, 00'30'', 2.2 MB, Quicktime/mov - Flash version here)

1 Comments:

Blogger Outi-Illuusia Parviainen said...

Hey Sam, you've got to send me your phone number, i'm coming to copenhagen nxt Monday, we'll see about our roads crossing, eh?
illuusia
ps - "cuckooing slow ear test" <---that was from spacing out meeting, and i reread it from here, your blog, funny, i loved that poem and you kindly reminded me of its existence
it draws pictures

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