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The Surrealist Roots of Video Essays by Adrian Martin

“The Surrealist Roots of Video Essays”

by Adrian Martin on Fandor website with mention on my video re-montage of Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life as Listen and Look.


“In her re-montage of Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life as Listen and Look (2012), commissioned for Arte TV, French artist Johanna Vaude goes in a more poetic (rather than analytic) direction. She eliminates almost all signs of human activity, as well as the entire family story, from Malick’s film, in order to concentrate solely on images and sounds of nature—a procedure which is itself deeply Malickian! (Consider also, for instance, Terrence Malick’s City Symphony.) These sampled elements are then—in a venerable, avant-garde tradition—repeated, varied, layered, looped, superimposed…

Where Filmscalpel and Vaude work with films they (presumably) like and admire, Kyrou himself was completely open to the prospect of creative spectators transforming even the most abysmal of films—enhancing whatever nugget of gold they stumble upon amidst commercial, generic, movie dross. This is, after all, exactly what Joseph Cornell had done in the 1930s”.




Best Videos Essays 2015

Best Videos Essays 2015


Ma revisite de Mad Max pour Blow Up Arte fait partie du top 10 des “Best Videos Essays 2015” du critique de cinéma Adrian Martin sur le site Fandor (all for film) !

My video about Mad Max for Blow Up Arte listed by the cinema critic Adrian Martin for his Top 10 “Best Videos Essays 2015” on Fandor website (all for film) !


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Best Videos Essays 2015

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THE AUDIOVISUAL ESSAY @ Frankfurt Filmmuseum

THE AUDIOVISUAL ESSAY by Adrian Martin @ Frankfurt Filmmuseum

Cristina Álvarez & Adrian Martin, actuellement enseignant au Goethe University de Francfort, donne une conférence durant le week-end du 23 et 24 Novembre au Frankfurt Filmmuseum.

La conférence est dédiée aux films et vidéos qui par des chemins et formes reflètent d’autres films de cinéma en utilisant simplement les images et les sons.

Beyond Fiction“, mon hommage aux films de John Carpenter créé dans le cadre de l’émission Blow Up sur Arte.tv, sera projeté le dimanche 24 Novembre à 17 heures. Plus de détail sur la programmation : FROM FOUND FOOTAGE FILM TO THE AUDIOVISUAL ESSAY, PART 2

L’entrée est libre, ouverte à tout public.

Cristina Álvarez & Adrian Martin, currently teaching Film Studies at Goethe University in Frankfur, will give a conference at the Frankfurt Filmmuseum during the weekend of November 23 and 24, to reflect on the idea of the Audiovisual Essay. The conference is devoted to films or videos that, in some way and form, reflect upon other films, using the medium of image and sound.

Beyond Fiction“, my tribute about John Carpenter’s films specially created for the webzine Blow Up Arte.tv, will by screened during this event, Sunday, 24.11.2013, 5 p.m : FROM FOUND FOOTAGE FILM TO THE AUDIOVISUAL ESSAY, PART 2

Free event open to students and the general public.