Bodies matter and body facing matter
Screening co-organized with ENS-ULM students and the Université Paris III, under the supervision of Sophie Walon (ATER for ENS-ULM).
Which matter are we made of ? How does our materiality interacts with what surrounds us ?
The discussion will follow three movies : Element (1972), Under the Skin (2013) and Mue(s) (2014). In Element, Amy Greenfield recorded her own naked body, immersed into a mud puddle. The movie presents itself both as an textural and touch-sensitive study, an active feminine nude and as the result of the transformations, by a certain matter on the human body.
In Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer recorded the oddness of corporeal matter, compared to as bizarre matters : bright and thick whiteness, bath of a sparkling and deadly blackness. In Mue(s), Frédérique Menant questions the matter and shape of feminine bodies, which seem to sheid their skins once the plaster detached itself...
With Florent Barrère, doctor in cinematographic studies (université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) ; Marisa Hayes, director of dance videos and manager of the Festival International de Vidéo Danse de Bourgogne and Frédérique Menant, author and director.
In line with Matérialismes à l’œuvre, organized by the École normale supérieure, the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 and LE BAL.