At the time of its creation, Paris was the world capital of cinema, which it was since 1895, when the brothers Lumière decided to organize the first public representation of La sortie des ouvrières de l’usine Lumière, rive gauche, rue de Rennes. More than 100 years later, Paris is still on the film front... the seventh art often close to contemporary art.
Therefore, for FIAC 2015, mfc-michèle didier proposes to focus its curatorial proposal on the cinematographic dimension of a selection of publications, for example with Fionna Banner’s work, Heart of Darkness, a publication that will be launched in 2016. A sort of «trailer» of this major project will be presented for the first time at FIAC, a unique work, a composition made of four drawings excerpted from the work Heart of Darkness. Heart of Darkness was Orson Welles’ film project imagined from an adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s eponym book, but which in the end was never realized. Fiona Banner retrieved the film’s screenplay, and published it through her own production house, The Vanity Press. She has decided to pursue this project, by producing the various promotional materials of this unfinished film, such as film posters. Revealing a significant visual esthetic, these posters are built according to typographical and stylistic protocols of the major cinema cities, such as Hollywood (Los Angeles), Bollywood (Bombay) or even Nollywood (Nigeria).
Other artworks will reveal for this occasion their cinematographic dimension: reference to silent film for Art Lovers by Robert Barry, to vintage porn cinema for Mathieu Mercier’s Journal and, in a total different way, The Fountain Archives by Saâdane Afif would be more of a documentary.
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