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Exploring the theme of “anxiety,” artist and filmmaker Philippe Grandrieux will present the first two pieces of his trilogy-in-progess Unrest: the film White Epilepsy and the performance piece Meurtrière (world premiere). Grandrieux will also discuss his body of work with international thinkers.
Performance: Meutrière, experienced by a limited number of visitors at a time
Film screening: White Epilepsy
Discussion: Philippe Grandrieux, interviewed by Avital Ronell
Unrest is presented as part of “Walls and Bridges,” a 10-day French-American arts and ideas festival curated by French cultural institute Villa Gillet and co-presented with Les Subsistances, an international laboratory for live arts based in Lyon, France.
This program contains nudity that may not be appropriate for all visitors. No late entry to the film screening will be permitted.
This event is free with Museum admission, which is pay-what-you-wish on Fridays, 6–9 pm. Timed tickets for Meutrière are available at the Admissions Desk on a first-come, first-served basis for the following viewing times: 4:00, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 7:00 pm.
The theme of Meutrière is “Das Ding” (The Thing). It is senseless, insane, intolerable, hysterical, grotesque, phobic, dangerous, brutal, consuming, wild, sexual, unpredictable, staggering, frenetic, atrocious, anxious, frightening, ecstatic, desirable, vulgar, perverse, embarrassing, shameless, nervous, obscene, pornographic, sacred, furious. It is without intention…
Timed tickets are available at the Admissions Desk on a first-come, first-served basis for the following viewing times: 4:00, 4:45, 5:30, 6:15, 7:00 pm. Space is limited.
Performance by Philippe Grandrieux (Filmmaker, France)
Featuring Hélène Rocheteau (Performer, France), Emilia Giudicelli (Performer, France), Vilma Pitrinaite (Performer, Lithuania), Francesca Ziviani (Performer, Italy)
Produced by Annick Lemonnier for EPILEPTIC
Supported by le Phare, CCN du Havre, Haute Normandie, 2013
In the heart of the forest, an ancient clan rehearses its rituals. Obscure figures are propelled by enigmatic forces. It is a dream, or a nightmare—woven through with fear, sexuality and animalism. White Epilepsy drives the viewer to the depths of his own intimate experiences with terror and desire.
Please note: Late entry will not be permitted.
Film by Philippe Grandrieux (Filmmaker, France)
Featuring Hélène Rocheteau (Performer, France), Jean- Nicolas Dafflon (Performer, Slovenia), Anja Röttgerkamp (Performer, Georgia) Dominique Dupuy (Performer, France)
Produced by Annick Lemonnier for EPILEPTIC, 2012
Supported by Le Centre National des Arts Plastiques (Image/Mouvement), Le Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Le Centre National de la Cinématographie, La Région Languedoc-Roussillon