Following the tradition of photographers such as James Agee, Rudolph Burckhardt or Peter Hutton, who have extended their practices to filmmaking, American artist Robert Fenz (b. 1969) documents the reality and the complexity of a globalized world by emphasizing a cinematic experience profoundly anchored to the present and marked by a constant experimentation of documentary film in its political and poetic aspects. In association with the new edition of the festival Cinéma du Réel (from March 19th till 29th), the Centre Pompidou has invited Robert Fenz to introduce a selection of his recent filmic works and to discuss his relationship with Robert Gardner (1925-2014) to whom Fenz pays a moving tribute in Correspondence (2011), a film made on the shooting locations of some major filmic achievements by the famous anthropologist and filmmaker.
- Correspondence (Robert Fenz, 2011, 16mm, nb/coul, sil, 30’)
- Crossings (Robert Fenz, 2007, 16mm, coul, son, 10’)
- The Sole of the Foot (Robert Fenz, 2011, 16mm, coul, son, 34’)
- La Nuit (Robert Fenz, 2014, 16mm, coul, sil, 12’)
Thanks to Robert Fenz and the Festival Cinéma du Réel