Films byTexts by 2019
Article NL

Als kannibalen van de waarheid schrijven de overwinnaars hun geschiedenis en L’Espérance is duidelijk over wie won, wie verloor. Uit de openingswoorden van Combat au bout de la nuit “Grèce 20142016” spreekt zijn direct verlangen om een geschiedenis neer te schrijven.

Article EN

In an interview with Jeremy Isaacs in 1993, Derek Jarman, wittingly nearing the end of his chromatic life, claimed that when he would be gone he’d like to evaporate and take his works with him: “to disappear completely.” During that interview Jarman describes his then soon to be final feature film Blue (1993) as a dedication to Yves Klein and a self-portrait of sorts. The film would be void of image and would draw its animation from a monologue performed by himself and others (Nigel Terry, John Quentin, and Tilda Swinton) on his life living with illness; and the screen would be illuminated as a rich and vibrating blue colour field – a proposal to which Isaacs cried out, “What on earth do you mean, ‘a blank blue film’?” 

Gerard-Jan Claes, Olivia Rochette, 2019, 53’

Mitten follows the final weeks of rehearsal of Mitten wir im Leben sind, the performance by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, her company Rosas and cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras, based on the six cello suites by Johann Sebastian Bach.