Things That Quicken the Heart—
Chris Marker: A Symposium
March 15-March 16, 2013
Reception on Friday, March 15, 2013
Slought Foundation is pleased to announce Things That Quicken the Heart-- Chris Marker: a Symposium on March 15-16, 2013.
Organized by the Department of Film and Media Arts at Temple University, the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and Slought Foundation, the symposium will explore the work of the late French filmmaker Chris Marker, who passed away in July 2012 at the age of 91 and is widely acknowledged as one of the most prolific and inventive media artists in the history of cinema. Working continually since the 1940s, Marker directed some of the most important films in the history of world cinema, including La jetée (1962), A Grin without a Cat (1997), Sans Soleil (1982), and multi-media projects Level 5 (1996) and Immemory (1998, 2008).
The symposium will feature a variety of speakers in conversation, including Agnès Varda, Raymond Bellour, Bill Horrigan, Sam Di Iorio, Lynne Sachs, Hito Steyerl, Renée Green, Dominique Blüher, Rick Warner, Christa Blümlinger, and Gertrud Koch.
It will be accompanied by an exhibition of photographs by Chris Marker documenting political protests and friends who shared Marker's political leanings (Courtesy of Mari and Peter Shaw), as well as Ciné-Cat: Marking the City, a street art project across Philadelphia.
Reservations recommended but not required:
March 15th, 2013
Panel 1: Cats
Opening Remarks by Nora M. Alter and Timothy Corrigan
Moderated by Molly Nesbit; Presentations by Agnès Varda and Raymond Bellour
Reception to follow
March 16th, 2013
Panel 2: Elephants
An Auteur without an Image: Marker in History
Moderated by Louis Massiah; Presentations by Dominique Blüher, Sam Di Iorio, and Rick Warner
Panel 3: Owls
Remembrance of Films to Come: Marker and Future Media
Moderated by Timothy Corrigan; Presentations by Christa Blümlinger, Gertrud Koch, and Bill Horrigan
Panel 4: Wolves
The Cinema Rolls On: Filmmakers Under the Influence
Moderated by Rea Tajiri; Presentations by Renée Green, Lynne Sachs, Hito Steyerl
Feb 23, 2pm at International House, 3701 Chestnut St
Screening of Chris Marker's A Grin without a Cat - Le Fond de l’air est rouge (1977, 180 min, French w/ English subtitles)
Feb 23, 7pm at International House, 3701 Chestnut St
Screening of Chris Marker's Level Five (1997, 106 min, French w/ English subtitles)
March 14, 1-4pm at Scribe Video Center (4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Fl)
Master class with Agnès Varda
March 16, 5pm at International House, 3701 Chestnut St
Screenings of Chris Marker's Early Collaborations:
Walerian Borowczyk, Les Astronautes (1959, 12 min)
Alain Resnais and Chris Marker, Toute la mémoire du monde (1956, 21 min, French w/ English subtitles)
Alain Resnais and Chris Marker, Les Statues meurent aussi (1953, 30 min, French w/ English subtitles)
Alain Resnais, Night and Fog – Nuit et brouillard (1955, 31 min, French w/ English subtitles)
This program is made possible thanks to the generous support of Temple University's Department of Film and Media Arts, University of Pennsylvania's Cinema Studies Program, and Slought Foundation. Additional support has been provided by University of Pennsylvania's Department of Fine Arts, Department of French Studies, Department of English, Penn Humanities Forum, and School of Arts and Sciences. We also acknowledge the collaboration of the International House of Philadelphia and Scribe Video Center.
Jointly organized by Nora M. Alter, Timothy Corrigan, Nicola M. Gentili, Aaron Levy, and Jean-Michel Rabaté.
Chris Marker: A Symposium. "Things That Quicken the Heart—." Slought Foundation Online Content. [15 March 2013;
Accessed 21 May 2013]. <http://slought.org/content/11510/>.