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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”.




Listen and Look – Tree of life par Johanna Vaude

blow up arte

Time : 5 : 15 min
Production : Blow up Arte / Camera Lucida
Editing and soundtrack : Johanna Vaude
Original format : digital
Distributor : Blow Up Arte – Camera Lucida


Résumé : Telle une méditation, “Listen and look” est une invitation à regarder et à écouter les choses les plus simples qui nous entourent…

Technique : Montage sonore et visuel à partir du film “Tree of Life” de Terrence Malick.
Infos : Tree of life par Johanna Vaude d’après Terrence Malick est une commande de Blow Up, l’actualité du cinéma (ou presque) sur Arte tv.

Synopsis : Like a meditation, “Listen and look” is an invitation to listen and look the simple things around us…

Technique : Editing and sound work based on “Tree of life” by Terrence Malick.
To know more : Tree of life by Johanna Vaude starting from Terrence Malick is a film commissioned by Blow Up, the new cinema webzine on Arte tv.

Watch the video :


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2015 Présentation du Prix Label Image 2016, Festival Les Passeurs de Lumière, Bannalec, France
2015 LUX, Scène Nationale de Valence, Hybride : court-métrage de Johanna Vaude, Valence, France

2014 FESTIVAL TAKAVOIR, projections des cartes blanches de Johanna Vaude pour Blow Up, Nior, France

2012 MashUp Film Festival, Soirée d’ouverture au Forum des images, curator : Luc Lagier, Paris, France