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RAMEAU'S NEPHEW
Each of Michael Snow's works, spanning across painting, sculpture, video, film, photography, holography, drawing, publishing and music, invites us to experience, question and contemplate the representation, its process and material. Rameau's Nephew by Diderot (Thanx to Dennis Young) by Wilma Schoen illustrates his research both in the visual arts and in sound: For me, it is an authentic 'talking picture,' built from the true units of the syllable and the frame. All the possible image/sound relationships centering around people and speech generate the movie-audience relationships: a wide range of emotional possibilities; the experience of seeing/hearing this film. 'Speech,' 'Language,' 'Culture' - their sources, their nature... recorded, imaged, prove (?) that in this case a word is worth 1000 pictures.

"Michael Snow's Rameau's Nephew Etc. makes me crazy, makes the top of my head go flying off. I have a need of its particular regenerative insanity at least once a month."

Amy Taubin, The Soho Weekly News, 1977

Published with support by the Ministère de la culture et de la communication, Délégation aux arts plastiques, CNAP (FIACRE).

Photos: Jeff Guess

This box contains:
* the 4-1/4-hour film on two DVDs
* a 184-page bilingual book by Ivora Cusack and Stéfani de Loppinot, prefaced by Michael Snow and translated by Pip Chodorov, analyzing the 25 sequences of the film and making available for the first time reproductions of Snow's original preparatory scripts and notes archived at the Art Gallery of Ontario, in Toronto (Canada)


PRESENTS

Remastered in 4K from the original 16mm film negatives.
Includes a 60-page Booklet by Michael Snow, R. Bruce Elder & Max Knowles

Michael Snow (Toronto, 1929) is considered one of Canada's most important living artists. A prolific painter, photographer, sculptor, jazz musician and filmmaker, Snow's art explores the possibilities inherent in different mediums and practices. He has received many international awards, and his work is shown continually in retrospectives around the world. Whit each piece, Snow invites us to contemplate and put into question his chosen medium, in an oscillation between what is represented its process and material.

"The apparent vertical scratch in celluloid that opens Presents literally opens into a film within the film. When its figure awakens into a woman in a 'real' unreal set, the slapstick satire of structural film begins. It is not the camera that moves, but the whole set, in this first of three material 'investigations' of camera movement. In the second, the camera literally invades the set; a plexiglass sheet in front of the dolly crushes everything in its sight as it zooms through space. Finally, this monster of formalism pushes through the wall of the set and the film cuts to a series of rapidly edited shots as the camera zigzags over lines of force and moving fields of vision in an approximation of the eye in nature. Snow pushes us into acceptance of present moments of vision, but the single drum beat that coincides with each edit in this elegiac section announces each moment of life's irreversible disappearance."
- Philip Monk, Art Express

VARIATIONS
VARIATIONS includes twelve Canadian moving image and sound artists interpreting Poem (1957) by Michael Snow. The artists selected for this project approached the work from a number of different angles, perspectives and emotions.

Snow's poem provided an anchor for the contributing artists’ work to be fastened to, while giving them the freedom to allow their subjectivity to influence the result.

Each of the artists chose to cling to different words, and groupings of words, in creating their own unique narrative, a narrative based on an individual assessment of Poem and how it could be interpreted through moving image and sound.

FILMS
1. Evangeline Belzile + Ian William Craig (3:59)
2. Stephen Broomer + Stuart Broomer (7:34)
3. Kyle Armstrong + Mark Templeton (3:12)
4. Dan Browne + Steve Richman (3:45)
5. Michael Snow Portrait (silent) (2:16)
(shot by John Price)
6. Christine Lucy Latimer (silent) (5:08)
7. Mani Mazinani (5:48)
8. John Price (silent) (3:30)
9. Clint Enns (5:48)
durée totale: 41:02

Essay par Stephen Broomer

Author(s) Michael Snow
Format DVD Region 0 ALL, Blu-Ray
Original format 16mm, video
Subtitles French, English
Publisher RE:VOIR, Graphical Recordings

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    Boxset with 2 DVDs and a book analyzing this grand oeuvre of Micheal Snow.For orders destined for institutional use in North America, please contact GARTENBERG MEDIA.

    69,00 €
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    A DVD that includes twelve Canadian moving image and sound artists interpreting Poem (1957) by Michael Snow.

    10,00 €
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    New Blui-ray/DVD edition of the film "Presents" by Michael Snow with Jane Fellowes and Peter Melnick, and with Robin Collyer, Keith Lock, Brian Day, Stephen Smith, Gregory Svaluto, Ric Amis and The Canada Council.

    29,90 €
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