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Symposium « Forking Paths».

The Labyrinth-Like Spaces of Mark Danielewski, Brian Ferneyhough and Lars von Trier

The Danish filmmaker Lars von Trier, the American author Mark Danielewski, and the English composer Brian Ferneyhough wander through the real and virtual spaces of their works.

Mark Danielewski's space began on Internet before invading the pages of his first cult novel, House of Leaves, designed as an immense fictional set of connections.

The space of Lars von Trier is always the location of the invention of a technique. In his film, The Boss of it All, he uses computer-assisted framing that automatically chooses the shots: the bifurcations of the story are subject to the extra-machine interruptions of the narrator/director. This evening's encounter on the idea of "organizational randomness" led by Henri Altan, could take its title from the painting by Bruegel or the homonymous work by Brian Ferneyhough, The Fall of Icarus. An event has taken place, its traces remain secret, swallowed up in the masses and the indifference of parallel actions.

With: Mark Danielewski, Brian Ferneyhough, Lars von Trier (via videoconference), and a filmed interview with Henri Atlan.
Henri Atlan will be taking part in this colloquium through a filmed interview with Frank Madlener, Andrew Gerzso, and Gérard Assayag produced at IRCAM on May 20, 2009.

Mediation: Omar Berrada, Frank Madlener

Screening of never before seen short film by Lars von Trier, Images d'une libération (1982, 57').

In collaboration with the Département du développement culturel (les Revues parlées) du Centre Pompidou. With the support of CO-ME-DI-A project.

Wednesday, June 10, 7:30pm / Centre Pompidou, Cinéma 1