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LA PLANTE HUMAINE & THE TECHNOLOGY OF TEARS – TWO FILMS BY PIERRE HéBERT – COMPLUS EVENTS | ROME

Pierre Hébert

LA PLANTE HUMAINE & THE TECHNOLOGY OF TEARS

Waiting for return to Rome of the Canadian artist Pierre Hébert who will introduce the 21th May a multimedia performance, in collaboration with the musician and composer Massimo Ceccarelli, tuesday 3rd May will be projected its feauture film “La Plante Humaine” and the short “The Technology of Tears” with music of Fred Frith, Tenko and John Zorn.

Tuesday  3rd  Mayo 2011 – h. 21:00
LA RIUNIONE DI CONDOMINIO
Via Dei Luceri, 13, Roma
LA PLANTE HUMAINE, 1996, 35mm, b/w & color, sound, 78 min.

Script: Pierre Hébert, Anne Queseman
Photography: Pierre-L. Chenieux, Pierre Stoeber, Laurent Dumas, Serge Giguère
Music: R.M. Lepage
Sound: Patrick Frederich, Claude Beaugrand
Editing: Fernand Bélanger
With: Michael Lonsdale, Sotiguy Kouyate, Marc-A. Ouaknine, Ignacio
Ramonet, Philippe Leffait

His meditative film combines animation and live action as it follows a day in the life of a retired librarian. The Gulf War is raging, but Michel’s life proceeds at its own pace. Widowed and alone, he fills his day with the simplest of tasks: feeding and walking his dog, shopping, laying flowers at his wife’s grave. Yet these simple gestures belie the internal workings of his mind. Michel’s life teems with information and images. There is a book on Leonardo da Vinci and another of fables and legends as well as the omnipresent television with its news reports, documentaries and cooking shows. How does one make sense of it all? How does Michel? In French, with English subtitles

THE TECHNOLOGY OF TEARS, 2005, 35mm, b/w, 14 min.
Music: Fred Frith, Tenko e John Zorn

Fred Frith once lamented that the dancers for Rosalind Newman’s 1987 choreography The Technology of Tears complained about the music he had written for the piece: it was thought to be too rigid and mechanical for the fluidity of movements the dancers aimed at. Nevertheless, Frith’s homonymous piece survived its original setting as one of his most beautiful scores, presenting an uncanny blend of musicianship, rhythmical accent, virtuosity, timbrical vigour, and emotional spunk that distinguishes it from most of its contemporaries. It was perhaps as an act of justice that Pierre Hébert decided to revisit Technology, for which he had designed the video sections (and the LP cover) and offer an overtly choreographed reinterpretation of the piece, one in which the fluidity of movements does not seem hindered by the invasive pulse of Frith’s score. This decision was all the more justified as the project was originally conceived as an intimate collaboration between the three artists, in which the three artists would make their contributions evolve along with the others’ and none would be condemned to be foreground or a mere scenic servant of the remaining elements. Hébert’s Technology uses animations produced much later “to fill in the black hole in the continuity that had served the scenography for the dance piece”, not being, therefore, a simple transposition of the choreography into animated drawings. For some sections, Hébert had Newman repeat the main solo dance of the piece in a studio and repeatedly drew it on film (as he often does in live performances), creating a visual “explosion of the solo itself” by means of a technique that bears the obvious influence of Len Lye, quoted by Hébert as the founding father of the relationship between animation and body movement.

Info & reservations:
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LA RIUNIONE DI CONDOMINIO
, Via Dei Luceri, 13, Roma
Ticket anniversary, 5 euros -Ticket 3, euros
Advised reservation

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Pierre Hébert

LA PLANTE HUMAINE & THE TECHNOLOGY OF TEARS

In attesa del ritorno a Roma dell’artista canadese Pierre Hébert che presenterà il 21 maggio una performance multimediale, in collaborazione con il musicista e compositore Massimo Ceccarelli, martedì 3 maggio saranno proiettati il suo unico lungometraggio “La Plante Humaine” e il corto  “The Technology of Tears” con musiche di Fred Frith, Tenko e John Zorn.

Martedì 3  Maggio 2011 – h. 21:00
LA RIUNIONE DI CONDOMINIO

Via Dei Luceri, 13, Roma
LA PLANTE HUMAINE, 1996, 35mm, b/n e colore, sonoro, 78 min.

Sceneggiatura: Pierre Hébert, Anne Queseman
Fotografia: Pierre-L. Chenieux, Pierre Stoeber, Laurent Dumas, Serge Giguère
Musica: R.M. Lepage
Sonoro: Patrick Frederich, Claude Beaugrand
Montaggio: Fernand Bélanger
Interpreti: Michael Lonsdale, Sotiguy Kouyate, Marc-A. Ouaknine, Ignacio
Ramonet, Philippe Leffait

Questo inclassificabile film combina animazione e azione seguendo un giorno della vita del bibliotecario in pensione, monsieur Michael. La Guerra del Golfo è iniziata, ma monsieur Michael vive una quieta vita di semplici compiti. L’apparente tranquillità della sua esistenza è smentita dall’avidità della sua mente; la vita mentale di Michael brulica tra ricchezze e terrori racimolati da libri, arte,  miti e leggende, notizie televisive e perfino da spettacoli culinari. La Plante Humaine cerca di rappresentare il lavorio della coscienza, e smentisce la nozione che l’animazione non può rappresentare la realtà.

THE TECHNOLOGY OF TEARS, 2005, 35mm, b/n, 14 min.
Musica: Fred Frith, Tenko e John Zorn

Fu il musicista Fred Frith che alla fine del 1985 mi mise in contatto con la coreografa Rosalind Newman. Ella era alla ricerca di un filmmaker da integrare nella sua nuova piece. Collaborammo noi tre per oltre un anno creando una relazione di completa reciprocità tra danza, musica e cinema, ma solo nel 2005, venti anni dopo, sono riuscito a completare il progetto.

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3337358983
LA RIUNIONE DI CONDOMINIO
, Via Dei Luceri, 13, Roma
Tessera annuale 5 euro – Ingresso 3 Euro
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