Sight Unseen is honored to have Filipe Afonso, Curator with Collectif Jeune Cinéma, to present a collection of works from CJC. Founded in 1971, Collectif Jeune Cinéma promotes experimental moving image work including the distribution of experimental cinema, regular monthly screenings and the yearly Different and Experimental Cinema Festival of Paris (FCDEP). CJC’s catalogue includes more than 1,300 films from more than 350 filmmakers.
The emotional, physical and aesthetic value of a sound is linked not only to the causal explanation we attribute to it but also to its own qualities of timbre and texture, to its own personal vibration. So just as directors and cinematographers (even those who will never make abstract films) have everything to gain by refining their knowledge of visual materials and textures, we can similarly benefit from disciplined attention to the inherent qualities of sounds. – Michel Chion, The Three Listening Modes, The Sound Studies Reader, 2012
vidéocollisions Friday 26th February 2010, 19h Bistrot 116 avenue René Coty, 76600 Le Havre, France In the presence of Yves-Marie Mahé
This programme in two parts presents a selection of videos by young artists (filmmakers and videomakers) who all of them work from existing material: found-footage, archives, images of all kinds and all backgrounds.
Here, the practice of recycling, of reappropriation, of reuse is both an artistic gesture (creating a new meaning from two juxtaposed elements), social criticism, ability to retrieve data (Internet) and economic constraints (it is a 'practice poor' of cinema as Y.-M. Mahe said in his interview).