Chaque jour, pour la pause de midi, un collaborateur du Casino-Luxembourg vous présente une sélection d’œuvres à mi-chemin entre des approches cinématographiques et artistiques. Possibilité de restauration pendant les projections, avec sandwichs bio et boissons sur place.
Vendredi, 8 mars 2013
- Ho Tzu Nyen, The Cloud of Unknowing, 2011 (30’)
- Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Friendly Fire, 2007 (13’)
- Zbynek Baladrán, Night of the World, 2011 (1’54’’)
Entrée : € 4, gratuit pour les détenteurs d’un Discovery Pass.
Ho Tzu Nyen, The Cloud of Unknowing, 2011 (30’)
The film is titled after a fourteenth century mystical treatise on faith, where the cloud is paradoxically a metaphor, for both an impediment to, and reconciliation with, the unknown or the divine experience. Referencing Hubert Damisch’s A Theory of /Cloud/: Toward a History of Painting, where Damisch describes the cloud as “one of the most valued oneiric themes,” Ho’s artwork is a visual exegesis of the subject of the cloud, that is the fleeting meteorological inspiration of Constable’s cloud studies; that represents transcendence, distinguishing the sacred from the earthly in the artworks of Tintoretto, Correggio and Francisco de Zurbarán; and that is characterised by transience, and resists representation in Chinese landscape painting. Just as the amorphous forms above rouse the imagination and are vehicles for hallucination, The Cloud of Unknowing performs the role of mechanism and medium for the recollection of representations of the cloud in art. Set in a deserted, low-income public housing block in Singapore, Ho’s Cloud presents scenes of eight characters in eight apartments, each in an encounter with the cloud, that alternates between being embodied as a figure, and as a vaporous mist. In the moment of encounter, a shift, transformation or illumination occurs that, as the medieval text counsels, is effected in a direct experience of the senses, instead of being understood with the mind.
Ho Tzu Nyen (* 1976, Singapore), lives and works in Singapore.
Fabien Giraud & Raphaël Siboni, Friendly Fire, 2007 (13’)
Fabien Giraud (*1980) et Raphaël Siboni (*1981), vivent et travaillent à Paris, France
Zbynek Baladrán, Night of the World, 2011 (1’54’’)
Night of the World is a short video showing the creation of an artwork. It is a short excursion on the border of Hegelian darkness to the moment before contemplation, in which everything already exists but still hasn’t been revealed. The motif of mysterious origin and of the inception of thoughts and images relates not only to creation as such, but also to the general principle of self-awareness and of the recognition of reality around oneself.
Zbynek Baladran (*1973 in Prague), lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic