On board !!! My last 35mm pinhole movie...
Gilbert & George preparing the performance "The Singing Sculpture", in the artium of the capcMusée, Bordeaux 1995.
In the first photograph, Gilbert guide George to center the podium, in the middle of the space.
In the second photograph, George returns to check the centering.These two photographs were taken secretly, the museum was completely empty, it was three hours before their performance. Everyone had gone to lunch. Gilbert & George, knew themselves to be alone. These images testify that their attitude in their intimacy is the same as in public...Exhibition "Attitudes Sculptures" / capcMusée, Bordeaux 1995.
Thomas Buser - Economist - Amsterdam 27/06/2015
This pinhole movie testifies, in the manner of "newsreels", of the coronation of Willem-Alexander in Amsterdam. April 30, 2013, Queen Beatrix abdicates and appoints his eldest son, Prince Willem-Alexander, King of Holland. Princess Máxima becomes the new Queen of Holland ...
PRESENTATION OF A NEW COLLECTION
This film is part of my collection, "newsreels". Faithful to the tradition of newsreel for cinema (at a time when television did not exist) I film as a reporter with my pinhole camera, an important event. Each film deals with a news, with the means of cinema which blend poetry, magic and the aberrations pinhole images.
Once again, I am interested in the significance of the images resulting of constraints and the aberrations, when I use my pinhole camera to film "newsreels". This type has disappeared from movie theaters in favor of advertising, it has definitely converted into video report gradually and when television ensured its technological mutation, causing his media domination on the cinema. But what remains of about 2':48'' of an event seen in a TV news, one looks more on a screen that fits in your hand ?
I try to bring the news to the cinema, to replace it in another space-time, that of a distant time when you could just go to the cinema to see the news, to learn, to discover, to dream. And never mind thatwedid not likethe film after...
Saskia Stehouwer - Poet - Amsterdam 15/06/2015