The provocation of intermediality in the tableaux vivants in Magic Mirror and Confessions To The Mirror

Pucill, S. 2017. The provocation of intermediality in the tableaux vivants in Magic Mirror and Confessions To The Mirror . Pratschke, K. (ed.) Photofilm: Sampling the Archive. GUGA (Centre of Architecture), in co-operation with the Metropolitan University, Budapest, Hungary. 19 Sep - 19 Nov 2017

TitleThe provocation of intermediality in the tableaux vivants in Magic Mirror and Confessions To The Mirror
AuthorsPucill, S.
EditorsPratschke, K.
TypeConference paper
Abstract

I will give a presentation on intermediality in the tableaux vivant in both films: Magic Mirror (75min, 2013)and Confessions To The Mirror (68min, 2016). This will follow a full screening of Confessions To The Mirror on the conference day. The day before the film Magic Mirror will screen.

Short synopsis on the films:

Magic Mirror is the first part of a diptych of films that re-enact photographs by the Surrealist artist Claude Cahun (1894-1954) as tableaux vivants and are accompanied by spoken text from Cahun’s writing. The text in Magic Mirror is from Cahun’s major manuscript Aveux non avenus (1930). The re-enacted images focus mostly on her well known self portraits. These re-enactments run alongside stagings from Cahun’s writing, sometimes combining the artists writing, with her photographs. The addition of time given to the re-staging of stilled images enables a prolonging of image, which is opened to a voiced soundscape. Out of these intermedial interactions, media, authorship, and the question of when interpretation becomes a creative act are made uncertain.

KeywordsPhotofilm, the archive, photography as film, stilled movement in film, experimental film, Claude Cahun,
Year2017
ConferencePhotofilm: Sampling the Archive
Publication dates
Published30 Apr 2020
Book titlePhotofilm

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