01 – Daniel Buren, L'Observatoire de la lumière, Fondation Louis Vuitton
(2016 / 25')
Imagined as work in dialogue with Frank Gehry's building, this creation by Daniel Buren, entitled The Observatory of Light, Travail in situ
, works with the glass sails at the Fondation Louis Vuitton, one of the most emblematic aspects of the Foundation building. This film follows the genesis of the work from the installation of the colour filters through to the arrival of the first visitors, who share their impressions. Daniel Buren talks about his work and his challenges; we also hear from the curator Suzanne Pagé and the engineer Nicolas Paschal who talk about both the work and the artist.
02 – Daniel Buren, Echos, Travaux in situ, Centre Pompidou-Metz
(2011 / 16')
In 2011, the Centre Pompidou-Metz invited Daniel Buren to take over one entire floor at the museum designed by architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines. Daniel Buren proposed two installations: La ville empruntée, multipliée
(“City Borrowed, Multiplied”) and Cabanes éclatées, imbriquées
(“Cabins, Exploded View, Nested”). Each questions, in its own way, this new museum space. Daniel Buren, Hélène Guenin, deputy manager of Programs and Laurent Le Bon, director of the Centre Pompidou-Metz, give new directions for thinking about how we view these works.
03 – La Coupure, Daniel Buren au Musée Picasso
(2009 / 24')
Daniel Buren's installation at the Picasso Museum in Paris, entitled La Coupure
(“Cutoff”) probes the symmetry of the architecture at the Salé mansion, and calls into play the interior space just before the museum was closed for major renovation work. Daniel Buren discusses the challenges he faced and his connection with Pablo Picasso
. Visitors and museum guards share their experience with Daniel Buren's creation.
DVD 2 :
01 – Daniel Buren, Monumenta, Grand Palais
(2013 / 50')
During the 2012 Monumenta event at the Grand Palais in Paris, Daniel Buren created Excentrique(s), travail in situ
(“Eccentric, Work in situ”). Discussions with partners to the project such as Patrick Bouchain
, architect; Marc Sanchez, commissioner; Alexandre Meyer, musician; Guy Lelong, critic and author, provide insights to the work. Through portraits of the people working on the installation and interviews with the public experiencing the event, this documentary film shows the hidden face of the exhibition and the very human dimension of this monumental undertaking. There is also footage of the different artistic events Daniel Buren proposed during the exhibition.
02 – Pierre Guyotat, Monumenta, Grand Palais
(2012 / 46')
Recording of Pierre Guyotat reading De rerum natura
by Lucretius, in Latin, an evening event during the “Daniel Buren, Monumenta 2012” exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris.