Sunday, August 28, 2016

Jean Vigo in New York...


Film still from 'Zero de conduite' Jean Vigo 1933 and  fragment of Polaroid transfer of New York 2014

The montage collisions of  'fable in brief' continue in this artist book that features a film still from the 1933 silent film 'Zero de conduite' by Jean Vigo and Polaroid transfers from my brief visit to New York in 2014. There was something in the reflective solitude of the figure leaning against a tree that seem to suggest a similar experience of what the photographic image provides...a continuum of dissolving  moments of a certain time and place remaining fixed to the past...irretrievable...no amount of duplication or filmic sequencing will rescue them...the suggestion or gesture of movement can sometimes be more interesting than the moving image.
ps
if anyone is interested in the films of Jean Vigo I recommend you start with L' Atalanta 1934.

                              Film still from 'Zero de conduite' Jean Vigo 1933 and Polaroid transfer of New York 2014                            
                                             
Film still from 'Zero de conduite' Jean Vigo 1933 and Polaroid transfer of New York 2014 


Film still from 'Zero de conduite' Jean Vigo 1933 and fragment of Polaroid transfer of New York 2014 


Film still from 'Zero de conduite' Jean Vigo 1933:photographic transfer. 


Film still from 'Zero de conduite' Jean Vigo 1933 and detail of Polaroid transfer of New York 2014 


1 comment:

  1. I will look Vigo up. Thank you.
    I hope all is well.

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