Saturday, October 10, 2009

Chris Marker - 10/12/09

Chris Marker (born 29 July 1921) is a French writer, photographer, filmmaker and digital media artist. He lives in Paris and does not grant interviews. Marker's work flexes the boundaries of documentary to consider philosophy, memory and the capacity of fiction to convey truth. His work is wide-ranging in form and content, and exists in disregard to the boundaries of medium or genre: from a science-fiction essay montage (Sans Soleil, 1982), a film made entirely from still photographs (La Jetee, 1962), and an multi-layered memoir in the form of an interactive CD-Rom (Immemory, 1997). Recurring themes of interest are memory, time, perception, and travel. When asked for a picture of himself, he usually offers a photograph of a cat instead. His cat is named Guillaume-en-egypte.

2 reviews of Chris Marker's recent installation: The Hollow Men
- Rainer J. Hanshe:
Andrea Picard:

a video of people viewing The Hollow Men (2009)

clip from Les Astronautes (1959)

Silent Movie
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The Koumiko Mystery (1965)

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