A series of texts that serve as literary variations on Jean-Luc Godard's Numéro deux / a film on DVD which can be described as upending the ideas propounded in Godard's film, featuring artists' works as part of a mise en
abyme and dialogue.
A 1975 film by Jean-Luc Godard, Numéro deux.
An exhibition Número tres, de la casa a la fábrica at Barcelona's La Virreina Image Centre in 2012 that uses the works in the collection owned by France's Centre national des arts plastiques to update the forms, ideas and figures invented by Jean-Luc Godard for Numéro deux. The exhibition's point of departure is the overlapping of home and factory that provides the basis for the film's original image, its key scene.
A film by Jordi Vidal that could be seen to upend the ideas Godard propounded in 1975 as well as overturning narrative forms and even the dominant social model, using as its basis an interpretation of the exhibited works.
A series of texts by Pascal Beausse, Nicole Brenez, Antoine Dufeu, Harun Farocki and Kaja Silverman, Eloy Fernández Porta and Carlos Losilla that serve as literary variations on Numéro deux.
Pascal Beausse is in charge of the Centre national des arts plastiques' photographic
collection. Nicole Brenez is a professor of film studies at the University of Paris III and
programmer at the Cinémathèque française. Antoine Dufeu is a writer, poet, performer
and director. Harun Farocki is an artist, director and film essayist. Eloy Fernández Porta
is a critic, essayist, professor of literature and the history of cinema at Barcelona's Pompeu
Fabra University and performer. Carlos Losilla is an essayist and professor of cinema
theory and contemporary genres at Barcelona's Pompeu Fabra University. Kaja
Silverman is Chancellor's Professor of Rhetoric and Film at the University of California at
Jordi Vidal is an essay writer and a video maker. He is the author of Servitude et simulacre en temps réel et flux constant (Allia, 2007) and an eponymous film (2008). Andreïna Mastio is a video maker. She is the author of Quand le temps sort de ses gonds (2011).
Jean-Luc Godard (1930-2022) was a Franco-Swiss filmmaker. A central figure of the French New Wave (Breathless, Contempt, Pierrot le fou…), and a promoter of a political cinema (with the Dziga Vertov Group), Jean-Luc Godard is one of the great names of Cinema history.