Mark Lewis — Invention au Louvre
Invention au Louvre
Past: October 9, 2014 → August 31, 2015Mark Lewis — Invention au Louvre Avec Invention au Louvre, Mark Lewis propose, au sein même du musée et ce, jusqu'au 9 janvier 2015, un programme de vidéos hypnotiques qui invite à regarder autrement ses collections et encourage à repenser la valeur même du regard.
From his earliest work in the 1990s, the art of Mark Lewis seems to have traveled backwards through the history of images. Painting, photography, and cinema engage in silent conversation in his films.
By referring to the Lumière brothers, the Canadian artist places optical exploration at the heart of the artistic experience. A new temporal space is created, where the paths of the eye and memory, the blended times of moving images, and the internal durations of perception all intersect.
With “Invention at the Louvre,” Mark Lewis has created three new films based on the museum collections. Observing The Blessed Ranieri Frees the Poor from a Prison in Florence by Giovanni Sassetta, Child with a Spinning Top, by Chardin, or the gallery of the Venus de Milo, the artist rekindles an age-old tradition of artistic literature, that of the imagined movement. In his review of the Salon of 1763, Diderot invited the viewer to look right into the heart of paintings through an opera glass; Goethe recommended rapidly blinking the eyes to watch the Laocoon group at the Vatican flicker to life; in his poem The Painter, Girodet identifies with the myth of Pygmalion, aspiring to breathe life into images. Mark Lewis suggests that film came before cinematographic technology, invented in the eye of the viewer.
Mark Lewis — Images, cinéma, animation
Friday, November 21, 2014 at 6:30 PM
If the large metropolises heavily inspired the cinema of the 20s, the museum space has broadly become the space where the image’s materiality is reconsidered: it is also the domain for a construction of perspective (in a time saturated with images) which forms the exhibition, interacting with each visitor’s experience.
Mark Lewis — Villes cinématiques
Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 3 PM
Two screenings at 3 and 5 PM of ‘La maison de la place Troubnaïa’, introduced by Mark Lewis and Laura Mulvey, a comedy bursting with ambiguity which draws from the narratives and visuals of popular satire in response to the request for a propaganda film for the Soviet elections of Moscow.
Mark Lewis — Post mortem film et surnaturel
Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 3 PM
Screenings and debate based on a selection of Mark Lewis’ works, with Laura Mulvey, from the Birkbeck University of London, Philippe-Alain Michaud, art and film historian at the National Museum of Modern Art and Elie During, philosopher at the Paris-Ouest-Nanterre University as well as artist. Two Screenings at 3 and 5 PM.
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