Art Cinema presents three programmes on live cinema performance
Episode 3: Gaelle Rouard
Sunday 30 October, 19.00 hrs
Entrance 18.30 hrs.
Gaëlle Rouard (France, 1971) is a filmmaker, alchemist and performance artist. Since the early 1990s, she has been making her films by hand, in her own kitchen. Everything is done by Rouard herself: filming, developing, editing, projecting and live ‘playing’ the film. During this process, she explores different methods of chemical processing of film and different ways of displaying the films.
M…H and UNTER are films which will be manipulated live by Rouard in the performance at Club Solo using different lenses, crystals and other objects that manipulate the image. As such, the presentation, or projection, is also an intimate project. The performative films are an experience, a unique moment in time and space.
Rouard ran the DIY film lab Atelier MTK in Grenoble for 12 years, until 2006. She is a member of Le 102 in Alembert, a centre for the distribution and creation of experimental music and film. Rouard now lives solitary in the mountains near Grenoble, where she focuses exclusively on her film practice and garden.
introduction by and post-screening discussion with Godart Bakkers
2016, 16mm, bw&color, 36”
Knok Knok Knok
Ring the alarum bell
Up, up and see
Knok Knok Knok
Shake of this downy sleep : confusion now hath made his masterpiece,
and damned be him that first cries ‘hold, enough’
Who’s there in the name of Beelzebub ?
Ring the bell
-such a hideous trumpet
Knok Knok – never at quiet
what are you ? Who’s there in the other devil’s name ?
Arm Arm and out !
As from your graves rise up
-and look on death itself-
2011, 16mm, 20″
The sea foams and bubbles. Gray white bleak everywhere.
Chasms and mountains. Water… only water! And nothing to absorb it all!
Other shattering shock. Brief look round of the chief. The needle progresses unperturbed.
First the sonar!
Water Diving and silver in the depths, lift up to the light and ice. Gaëlle Rouard is at the helm of the ship. Followed her gaze.