Instants encompasses a new film by the Swiss artist Hannes Schüpbach and a literary text by the French archeologist and writer Joël-Claude Meffre. The artistic project and the publication that was created for it, with an essay by Marco Baschera (“Thinking in Images”), are devoted to a central point of convergence of the arts: the INSTANT. In photography, film, or literature, the instant in its “entrance” or “descent” signifies a performative opening in the sequence of time that radically breaks through any concept of linearity.
Hannes Schüpbach first became known in the 1990s for his painting suites experienced in motion. Most recently, his work has mainly involved 16mm silent films that are shown in museums as well as at major film festivals. Joël-Claude Meffre is concerned, in his texts, with biographical and fictional aspects of memory. Marco Baschera is Professor of Comparative Literature at the University of Zurich. His research interests include the implications of multilingualism.
With an essay by Marco Baschera. Includes a DVD with the film.
Berlin 2014, 72 pages,
German, English, French
Book Design: ATLAS Studio, Zurich.