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Tell it to the StonesEncounters with the films of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub

 - Tell it to the Stones
Artists, scholars, filmmakers, and writers revisit the films of Danièle Huillet and Jean-Marie Straub.
Jean-Marie Straub (b. 1933) and Danièle Huillet (1936–2006) met in Paris in 1954. Straub wanted to make a film about Johann Sebastian Bach, to which Huillet thought: "He's planning to do far too much; he won't manage it alone." It was the beginning of a fifty-year collaboration, which brought about one of the most unconventional and controversial bodies of work in modern cinemaTell it to the Stones presents variations from a prolonged re-encounter with Huillet and Straub's work that was sparked by a three-month exhibition, complete cinema retrospective, workshops, and music performances in Berlin in the fall of 2017.
Contributing artists, scholars, filmmakers, and writers have revisited this collective experience in new texts, revised transcripts, conceptual essays, and visual montages. What happens during an encounter happens in between: between language and image, gestures and words, looks and everything unsaid. "To help us build the in-between," is how Huillet once imagined a task for those who come to see their films. The present compendium revives these encounters and reveals the urgencies of how Straub and Huillet's oeuvre matters today, perhaps more than ever.
Edited by Annett Busch and Tobias Hering.
Contributions by Manfred Bauschulte, Renato Berta, Manfred Blank, Barton Byg, Paolo Caffoni, Rinaldo Censi, Marcus Coelen, Diedrich Diederichsen, Nida Ghouse, Luisa Greenfield, Louis Henderson, Ute Holl, Rembert Hüser, Volko Kamensky, Peter Kammerer, Jan Lemitz, Armin Linke, Elke Marhöfer & Mikhail Lylov, Mochida Makoto, Peter Nestler, Patrick Primavesi, Florian Schneider, Danièle Huillet & Jean-Marie Straub, Oraib Toukan, Ming Tsao, Antonia Weiße, Ala Younis.

Graphic design: WORKOUT Services.
published in June 2021
English edition
18 x 24 cm (softcover)
304 pages (40 color ill.)
ISBN : 978-3-95679-532-9
EAN : 9783956795329
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