Kamis, 18 November 2010
Pierre Clémenti - Visa de censure numéro X aka certificate No X (1967 - 1975)
Visa de Censure and Carte de voeux, both of which form Certificate No. X (1967-75), a shadow of a precursor to the films of Étant-Donnés. In these hardcore masterpieces, the screen attains the status of a giant perforation through which naked ritualism and elemental textures must dance: it's like witnessing the birth of Ecstasy! The film's rapturous use of colour brings to mind Kenneth Anger's Invocation of My Demon Brother. It is this violent, hypnotic, defining presence of colour that is the film's driving energy, propelling bodies, texts, abstract figures, light, into each other, into new rhythmic forms.
Language: No dialogue