Elise Florenty et Marcel Türkowsky — In the Eye of the Shadow-Machine


Film, sound - music, video

Elise Florenty et Marcel Türkowsky
In the Eye of the Shadow-Machine

Past: October 18 → November 20, 2016

On a proposal by Elfi Turpin, director of CRAC Alsace, Altkirch

In the Eye of the Shadow Machine is a film program, curated by Elfi Turpin, that explores the research led by Elise and Marcel Florenty Turkowsky around different possible communication experiments between humans and non-humans in Japan. With In the Eye of the Shadow Machine, the artists focus specifically on Bunraku — a form of theater in which the characters are represented by large puppets, manipulated by masked and black dressed operators.

The program opens with the short movie Shadow-machine that reveals a constellation of characters, plants, animals and machines, isolated in a dense summer night, and sharing the feeling of being strangely linked to each other as they were guided by the same external force, collective and threatening. If Shadow Machine is inspired by Bunraku, it is a reflection both anxious and liberating on the domi¬nation of an author on his player.

The second film of this program enters the eye of the first one. Designed in the conspiracy of the same night, it unfolds short stories from Bunraku theater “behind the scenes”, revealing a complex narrative device that separates the music of the voice, the voice of the body, the head of the members. By distancing itself from the representation, the film observes how operators like shifting and sovereign shadows, alternately give life and take it back.

Shadow-Machine, 14min, HDV, 2016
Kitsune-bi Material, 33min, HDV, 2016

From Tuesday to Sunday, screening every hour from 2:15 pm (last screening: 5:15 pm ; weekends: 6:15 pm). Length : 50 min

  • Elise Florenty et Marcel Türkowsky, In the Eye of the Shadow-Machine — Projection et rencontre Screening Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7 PM

    Free admission. Limited seating, for informations and booking: 01 49 60 25 06 / contact@credac.fr

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Opening hours

Wednesday – Friday, 2 PM – 6 PM
Saturday & Sunday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Other times by appointment Closed on public holidays

Admission fee

Free entrance

Venue schedule

The artists

  • Elise Florenty
  • Marcel Türkowsky