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The Author as Producer of Nothing

Peter Gidal - The Author as Producer of Nothing
Le texte perdu du théoricien et cinéaste Peter Gidal, un essai théorique dense rédigé en 1978 avec lequel Gidal traite des limites du langage et de la représentation dans la pratique du cinéma expérimental, et offre un aperçu du contexte théorique et politique de cette pratique. Avec une nouvelle introduction de l'auteur et une postface de Sezgin Boynik qui examine en détail les contradictions politiques de la non-objectivité filmique de Gidal.
« The process of the film's making deals with devices that result in demystification or attempted demystification of the film process. But by "deals with" I do not mean "represents". In other words, such films do not document various film procedures, which would place them in the same category as films which transparently document a narrative, a set of actions, etc. Documentation, through usage of the film medium as transparent, invisible, is exactly the same when the object being documented is some "real event", some "film procedure", some "story", etc. An avant-garde film defined by its development towards increased materialism and materialist function does not represent, or document, anything. The film produces certain relations between segments, between what the camera is aimed at and the way that "image" is presented. The dialectic of the film is established in that space of tension between materialist flatness, grain, light, movement, and the supposed reality that is represented. Consequently a continual attempt to destroy the illusion is necessary. »
Peter Gidal
Peter Gidal (né en 1946 à New York) est un théoricien britannique de cinéma et réalisateur de films d'avant-garde influent, rattaché au courant « structurel-matérialiste » anglais (aux côtés de Malcolm Le Grice notamment). Il a publié dans de nombreux magazines (Studio International, Screen, October, Undercut) et il est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages, dont Andy Warhol: Films and Paintings (1971), Materialist Film (1988) et Understanding Beckett: A Study of Monologue and Gesture in the Works of Samuel Beckett (1986).
Postface de Sezgin Boynik.

Conception graphique : Ott Kagove.
 
paru en juillet 2021
édition anglaise
12 x 20 cm (broché)
96 pages (ill.)
 
14.00
 
ISBN : 978-952-69389-3-6
EAN : 9789526938936
 
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