MuMaBoX #64: The Unstable Text

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Encounter with Enrico Camporesi.

Enrico Camporesi is a postdoctoral fellow at the Terra Foundation at the National Institute of Art History in Paris. He has designed and organized film / video programs and exhibitions in France and internationally. He is the author of Futures de l'obsolescence, an essay on the restoration of the artist's film (to be published in 2018 by Mimesis).

The etymology teaches us - the word volumen, from the Latin volvo, refers to the act of wrapping. The papyrus would not be far from a reel of film. From this observation, resolutely material, we can establish a parallel between the two supports. But what about this very specific object, the "artist's film" (or the "experimental film")? Presented often in multiple configurations, variables, formerly subject to manipulations of author, the films of artists appear like resolutely unstable texts. By taking up some notions of literary philology, this presentation proposes to return, through a series of examples (Jack Smith, Wallace Berman, Barbara Rubin), on the modes of existence of these works with the singular trajectory , in order to question their possible transmission to the future.

- The Yellow Sequence (Jack Smith, 1963-1965, 16mm, color, sound, digital file, 15 ')
- Aleph (Wallace Berman, 1956-1966, 16mm, col./b&w, sil., 7'30)



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