Tuesday 01 June, 20:00

Imaginary alphabets. Claire Simon / Jean-Pierre Gorin

Using a small camera and filming at the height of three- to six-year-olds, Claire Simon films “a world of feelings” in the playground, featuring children’s relations without adult intervention: the games, the fights, the cruelty and the hierarchies. This is followed by Jean-Pierre Gorin, with his recently restored mythical first documentary made during his American exile, after years with the group Dziga Vertov. It tells the story of twin sisters in Southern California who, with little communication with other people, invented their own language. A double bill about the counter-pedagogy of the cinema and other possible alphabets.

Récréations, Claire Simon. 1998, 35mm, 55 min

Poto and Cabengo, Jean-Pierre Gorin. 1979, video, 70 min


Centre de Cultura ContemporÓnia de Barcelona
With the collaboration of
Revista Butxaca, Maumaubarcelona.com