Harun Farocki Christian Petzold

Retrospectives

Exhibition Harun Farocki

Archive 2017

This event is organized by the Cinémas du Département du développement culturel du Centre Pompidou with the Festival d’Automne à Paris, in partnership with Goethe-Institut and BPI-Cinémathèque du documentaire, Harun Farocki GbR and German Films, Nova and Trois Couleurs. Thanks to  Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac.

A detailed programme will be available in November at www.centrepompidou.fr and www.festival-automne.com

From the 1960’s onwards, Harun Farocki embarked on a vast examination of the century through its images. Since the year 2000, Christian Petzold, with whom he collaborated, has made a name for himself as one of Germany’s landmark film-makers. Combined with Harun Farocki’s installations, their respective retrospectives reveal the spectres of today’s world.
When he passed away in 2014, Harun Farocki left behind him a substantial legacy of work: over a hundred films, almost thirty installations and numerous writings. Together they constitute a definitive history of cinema and the media. His films are often built up using existing images, which he then uses to analyze the domaines of politics, war, and their manifestations in society. His installations have the effect of unfurling before us his thoughts on the media and its workings. Eminently critical, he is made committed to restoring readability to images which are all too often instrumentalized for alternative means. This accounts for the revelatory effect of his work. The retrospective and the exhibition presented at the Centre Pompidou form part of a tribute to him   starting in Berlin, before moving on to Paris and Marseilles (Friche la Belle de Mai).
Christian Petzold wrote films with his one-time teacher, Harun Farocki. From Pilotes (1995) to Barbara (2012) and Phoenix (2015), the subject of his fictions is similar to the essays and documentaries of his elder, that of crises and mutations. Shifting between the past and present, the retrospective of his work, which puts him at the forefront of the rebirth of German cinema, his films delve deep into the dark ghosts of contemporary Europe.

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Centre Pompidou
septembersept 27 - 29

Mathilde Monnier
Territoires

Dance
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In Territoires, Mathilde Monnier will be taking over the galleries of the Centre Pompidou during the course of a weekend in order to bring us a piece that deals with memory and circulation, "a collection of gestures from her work over the past thirty years". In doing so, the choreographer sets up the possibility of playing out memory in the present, from now onwards, or by means of anticipation.

Centre Pompidou
octoberoct 2novembernov 2

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Rétrospective

Visual arts Focus

Apichatpong Weerasethakul presents the complete retrospective of his films at the Centre Pompidou. It consists of his eight feature films, thirty or so short (and rare) films, various collective works, and two feature films produced by him.

Centre Pompidou
octoberoct 2decemberdec 2

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Particles of Night

Visual arts Focus

The Thai filmmaker Apichatpong Weerasethakul is guest at the Festival d'Automne and Centre Pompidou. His exhibition, featuring around ten video installations, transforms the former solarium into a nocturnal space inhabited by biographical and architectural reminiscences.

Centre Pompidou
octoberoct 5 - 14

Apichatpong Weerasethakul
A Conversation with the Sun (VR)

Performance Focus
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A Conversation with the Sun (VR), the Thai filmmaker's second foray into the realm of performance, uses virtual reality to set up the conditions for a collective dream.

Centre Pompidou
octoberoct 23 - 26
Points communs – Théâtre 95
novembernov 12 - 13

Ligia Lewis
Still Not Still

Dance
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In Still Not Still, choreographer Ligia Lewis pursues her exploration into the silences and shadows of history. In this piece, the performers play out a score over and over again, the burlesque dimension of which makes it all the more tragic.

Centre Pompidou
novembernov 27 - 30

Forced Entertainment
Signal to Noise

Theatre
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Over its forty years of existence, with Tim Etchells at the helm, the company has never stopped reinventing itself. And it continues to do so. Amidst an oscillating form of virtual reality, six performers find themselves deprived of their voices and their entire beings. The whole thing goes beyond all understanding... Welcome to this new world.

Centre Pompidou
decemberdec 13 - 22
Théâtre des Quartiers d'Ivry
januaryjan 22 - 26

Sébastien Kheroufi
Par les villages

Theatre
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Sébastien Kheroufi discovered Peter Handke's Par les villages at the onset of his artistic career. It evokes a writer's return to his native village. Amidst the twilight setting in which one universe declines in favour of another, the voices of the “offended and humiliated” break their silence.