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PLAY at ARCO 08

PLAY presents "A Magnetic Space" by Pierre Coulibeuf

PLAY_platform for film & video Berlin participates in the next edition of the international art fair ARCO,
which takes place in Madrid from February 13 to 18, 2008.

PLAY presents "A Magnetic Space" (2008, 14:33), the newest film production by French filmmaker Pierre Coulibeuf.

PLAY is included in the section Expanded Box, dedicated to the latest tendencies exploring the influences of technologies in the arts. This section gives space to those artistic manifestations requiring non-conventional exhibition spaces and supports its market positioning.

The PLAY team is looking forward to meeting you there!

PLAY presents "A Magnetic Space" by Pierre Coulibeuf

A Magnetic Space – 2008

Inspired by a piece by Canadian choreographer Benoît Lachambre.
The film touches on the sphere of the supernatural. An interplay of multiple forces links the film’s characters to the natural elements—air, water, plant and mineral—leading to strange, instinctual body movements. These characters have an android double, inhabited by another, non-human will. They move about in a magnetic space where corporal language takes the place of the verbal. Film as the art of suggestion, the art of dark, obsessive forces, attesting to the cyclical nature of existence. Thus do waves live...

format: 35 mm Dolby SR transferred onto DVCam
running time: 14’33
actors: Benoît Lachambre, Germana Civera, Hannah Hedman, Saskia Hölbling, Moravia Naranjo, Fabrice Ramalingom, Stephen Thompson.
image: Emmanuelle Collinot - sound: Jérôme Ayasse - editing: Pierre Coulibeuf –
produced by Chantal Delanoë/Regards Productions (France) with the support of Fine Arts Unternehmen (Switzerland).

Pierre Coulibeuf

Born in Elbeuf (F). Lives in Paris. Film-maker and visual artist.
Pierre Coulibeuf uses contemporary creation as material for his cinematic and artistic work.
In a cross-disciplinary relation to film genres (fiction, experimental), as well as to modes of presenting the image in motion (35mm screening, installation, video, photographs), his works invent a place and a language on the borderline of the other arts, critiquing established forms and questioning representations of reality.

 

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