The Visual WORLD of french theory: figurations ('seeing red/seeing blue')

A Celebratory Film Screening


Wednesday, 10 November 2010

12.00, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre

Jacques Monory, Jean-François Lyotard and Jean Michel Arnold in Monory's studioJacques Monory, Jean-François Lyotard and Jean Michel Arnold, Atelier de Monory à Cachan, 1981. Photo: Annick Demeule

Ticket/entry details: Open to all, free admission

Organised by: Dr Sarah Wilson

To celebrate Sarah Wilson’s publication of The Visual World of French Theory: Figurations, two distinguished French artists will join us for the projection of their films. Gérard Fromanger - `Red Fromanger’ of the May 1968 revolution - a friend of Michel Foucault and Gilles Deleuze - will introduce and show the two ciné-tracts, he made with Jean-Luc Godard, a three-minute event of poured paint, and a second short film, also called Le Rouge, using Elie Kagan’s street photographs with a complex soundtrack. This will be followed by the British premiere of David Carr Brown’s experiments with the philosopher Jean-François Lyotard, making films with the artist Jacques Monory in his studio in Cachan, south of Paris in 1979-1980. Lyotard’s personal experiments with film and film-making are unknown outside France. Jacques Monory (b. 1924) about whom Lyotard wrote extensively, will also be present.



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