Marcel Broodthaers and Cinema: Symposium and Film Program

Marcel Broodthaers, famous for his iconic art objects and décors, also made some fifty short films. In addition, many of his works contain references to the history, technology, and conventions of cinema. The symposium Marcel Broodthaers & Cinema: ‘Poèmes cinématographiques’, Moving Scripts, jointly organized by the University of Antwerp, CINEMATEK, WIELS, Cinea, and Maria Gilissen – Succession Marcel Broodthaers aims to highlight this aspect of his oeuvre. It welcomes both the general public and connoisseurs. On June 17th and 18th, a dozen speakers focus on Broodthaers’ unique film practice, its interaction with the other arts, performative character, literary and poetic affiliations, and socio-cultural context. On June 17th, a film program offers the opportunity to get acquainted with some of Broodthaers' well-known and lesser-known titles. Screened films include, among others, La Clef de l’Horloge, Département des aigles, A Film by Charles Baudelaire, Berlin oder ein Traum mit Sahne, and La Bataille de Waterloo.



17 & 18 June, CINEMATEK, 9 Rue Baron Hortastraat, Brussels

In the presence of Maria Gilissen-Broodthaers.

Friday 17 June, 1 pm – 5 pm: Bruce Jenkins, Raf Wollaert, Andrew Chesher, and Gabriele Mackert. 

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Saturday 18 June, 9:30 pm – 4:30 pm: Nico Dockx and gerlach en koop, Eric de Bruyn, Xavier García Bardón, Maria Elena Minuto, Deborah Schultz, Steven Jacobs, and Jennifer Wild. 

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Film screening

17 June, 7 pm, CINEMATEK, Rue Baron Hortastraat 9, Brussels

Welcome by Maria Gilissen-Broodthaers.

Introduction by Raf Wollaert and Steven Jacobs.



Image: Maria Gilissen-Broodthaers