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FILM SCREENING: Cinemaniac 2024. – Misliti film / Think film

Stéphan Crasneanscki: What We Leave Behind – From the Archives of Jean- Luc Godard

Opening / Opening 12.07.2024., Galerija Novo (Laginjina ulica 7, Pula)

On Friday, July 12, 2024, at 8 p.m. , the opening of the exhibition Cinemaniac 2024 – Think Film, Stéphan Crasneanscki: What We Leave Behind – From the Archives of Jean-Luc Godard will be held in the Novo Gallery . After the premiere at MMSU – Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka, and the exhibition at Apoteka – a space for contemporary art, the exhibition continues at Gallery Novo as part of Cinemanica 2024 – Milsiti film, and will remain open until July 21, 2024.

Cinemaniac – Misliti film at the Pula Film Festival is the new venue for exhibiting the supplemented and expanded exhibition of the multimedia artist Stéphan Crasneanski after the unveiling of Godard’s boxes, with the exhibition that began at the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka.

The exhibition brings together a series of photographs that frame books, collages, film and video archives from the anthology director’s personal archive, along with the presentation of the photo book What We Leave Behind, and the film of the same name, in dialogue with the video work Four Cardinal Times. The title of the book, video and sound composition What we leave behind | From the archives of Jean-Luc Godard, he follows the traces of the rhizomatic interspaces of the artistic-curational research of Stéphane Crasneansky and his experimental Soundwalk Collective after being introduced in 2014 by Godard’s sound recordist François Musy to the vast repository of Godard’s film century, located in Cantal, France. Endless series of cardboard boxes were classified and packed by Godard himself, without names and without numbers. The boxes were dissolved by Crasneanscki with transparencies and shadowy mirroring of the text, layered melting and multiple exposures, cutting and tearing of found images. It is the sphinx of still photography, wrote Serge Daney about Godard’s still images. Opened flaps of hole-filled cardboard boxes reveal the upper layers of dense book covers, notes, clippings, boxes of film rolls, videotapes, tapes, boxes of files and sketches, transparencies and collages, photographs and maps, treasures of artefacts that were the materials of film (para)history after the movie. Godard’s sphinxes are juxtaposed with collage transparencies of film history and art history, from Goya’s Naked Maya (La maja desnuda), to Georges de la Tour, a remounted mise-en-scene of Botticelli’s treatment of Calunnia, or Munch’s drawings. Stéphan Crasneanscki is a French multidisciplinary artist, developing conceptual, transnational, performative, discursive art practices in different media – from art installations, dance, music and film to books, analog and digital sound carriers. Among the collaborators were: Patti Smith, Abel Ferrara, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Luc Nancy, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Nan Goldin, Willem Dafoe, Wim Wenders, Jean Nouvel, Isabelle Adjani, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert. He exhibited in international institutions such as Opéra de Lyon, KW Institute of Contemporary Art, Barbican Centre, Berghain, Center Georges Pompidou, MUDAM, MuCEM, Museo Madre, New Museum, Palazzo Reale Milan, documenta14 in Athens and Kassel, Manifesta 12 Palermo and others .

Curators: Tanja Vrvilo, Branka Benčić