Films byTexts by 1985
Conversation NL EN
4.09.2019

Dit interview van dichter Charles Bernstein met filmmaakster en dichteres Abigail Child uit 1986 werd recent vertaald voor het tijdschrift voor literatuur, kritiek en amusement nY #39 (met een over dossier materialiteit, fragment, montage). Het gesprek tussen Bernstein en Child toont de verwevenheid, de parallellen tussen en suggereert de wederzijdse beïnvloeding van de manieren van werken en denken van Language Poetry en de New Yorkse experimentele filmscène van de jaren 1980. Specifieke manieren van monteren worden vanuit een bespreking van het werken expliciet en concreet gemaakt. 'Experimentele’ literatuur en films vragen wellicht een ‘actief lezen’  in tegenstelling tot een ‘passief kijken’. 

Conversation NL EN
4.09.2019

This interview from 1986 by poet Charles Bernstein with poet and filmmaker Abigail Child was recently translated to Dutch for tijdschrift voor literatuur, kritiek en amusement nY #39 (an issue about materiality, fragment, montage). The conversation between Bernstein and Child shows and suggests the parallels between and the interconnectedness and mutual influence of the practices of Language Poetry and the New York experimental film scene of the 1980s. Specific ways of editing are made explicit and concrete through a discussion of these practices. “Experimental” literature and films might require “active reading” as opposed to “passive viewing”.

FILM
Come and See
Elem Klimov, 1985, 142’

“And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.”

Revelation 6:1

 

FILM
Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville, 1985, 52’

Jean-Luc Godard : C'est peut-être la différence entre l'un et l'autre par rapport à l'image. Moi, ce qui me plaît en elle est inaccessible et toi ce serait ce qui te gênerait… Faut-il montrer les choses?

FILM
Jean-Luc Godard, 1985, 72’

« Comme le pain quotidien s’approche chaque jour de la bouche, il faudrait que le film rapproche le spectateur de son quotidien profond: aimer, donner la vie, la vivre, faire un enfant. C'est cela que représente Marie : elle est une image… Elle est une image vierge. Pas de traces.

FILM
Anne-Marie Miéville, 1985, 28’

“In Anne-Marie Miéville’s film, little Marie locks herself in her little girl’s mystery – in her books, music, dance – and so refuses to be scarred by what she is going through.

FILM
Agnès Varda, 1985, 105’

“No one claimed the body. She had died a natural death without leaving a trace. But people she had met recently remembered her. Those witnesses helped me tell of the last weeks of her last winter. She left her mark on them.

FILM
Edward Yang, 1985, 110’

You’ve dedicated a movie to Taiwan’s largest city – what were your intentions in making Taipei Story?

FILM
Ma’loul Celebrates Its Destruction
Michel Khleifi, 1985, 30’

Ma’aloul is a Palestinian village in Galilee. In 1948, it was destroyed by the Isreali armed forces and its inhabitants expelled either to Lebanon or to the neighboring town of Nazareth.