Microscope is very pleased to welcome back Paris-based, Italian curator Enrico Camporesi to the gallery with a new program of 16mm experimental films, Schismogenesis – Steps Toward a History of French Experimental Film. The evening includes a selection of works by three members of the Cooperative des cinéastes (Paris, 1976-1978) Martine Rousset, Patrice Kirchhofer, and David Wharry that have rarely, if ever, screened in the US. All films will be shown in their original format.
Since 1985, publisher Paris Expérimental has become a singular meeting point between experimental cinema and its history. With around fifty landmark publications and events, this publishing house has contributed in France to the knowledge and recognition of experimental film forms that have often been marginalised.