Film Modernism and its Discontents: A Perspective From Paris
November 7 - 10
Jens Jorgen Thorsen
Curated by filmmaker and film historian Keith Sanborn, this historical program of films from the Lettristes, the Lettristes International, and the Situationist International presented these rarely-seen cinematic works in a context of their film antecedents and related film work produced during the French, German and Russian avant-garde cinema history.
In the post-war period in Paris, the Lettristes, the Lettriste International, and the Situationist International developed a critique of everyday life lived in the shadow of the media: a sustained interrogation of the role of cultural production in post-war western consumer culture. Through its relentless analysis and critique, the multi- media work of the SI raised issues and proposed responses that invigorated the creative landscape of the late 50s and early 60s, played a catalytic role in the uprisings of May '68 and remarkably, remain to this day central to the debates in contemporary art.
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