Friday, April 1, 2011, 7 pm
One Plus One: Film Book Design (Part 2)

Book in the Film, Film in the Book: Cahiers du Cinéma, Jean-Luc Godard, and the Cinema
Lecture by Emilie Bickerton (author
A Short History of Cahiers du Cinéma (2010), co-editor New Left Review, Paris)

Scriptings#18: Bande-son
Performance with Achim Lengerer (artist, Berlin) and Sally Musleh Jaber (performer, Berlin), Petra Kübert (sound archive Deutschlandradio, Berlin)


Book in the Film, Film in the Book: Cahiers du Cinéma, Jean-Luc Godard, and the Cinema

Along with François Truffaut, Eric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette, Jean-Luc Godard was one of the co-founders of the legendary magazine
Cahiers du Cinéma. In its first decades, the magazine has significantly influenced the viewing and understanding of cinema in Europe and affected the intellectual debate on film. In her presentation, Emilie Bickerton gives a brief insight into the history of Cahiers du Cinéma, presents the work of Jean-Luc Godard as a film critic for the Cahiers, and analyzes the reciprocal influence of film criticism and filmmaking. Coming into view here is the role of the book and thus the role of reading and writing in the films of Godard. “Cinema” and “text” as social practices are addressed in many of his films.


Scriptings#18: Bande-son

For
Scriptings, Achim Lengerer invites among others artists, writers, graphic designers who work with manuscripts and other texts. Text is less understood as “writing,” rather as a medium for films, drawings, objects or performances, through forms of development and appropriation, such as reading, writing, speaking. For One Plus One, Lengerer presents a reading performance of the soundtrack for the latest issue of Scriptings ZOOOOM: Little Body Heart Beating, in which the existing script of the film L'Enfant Sauvage (1969) by François Truffaut and Jean Gruault is processed in a narrative way.