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Xcèntric. 2010-2011

David Gatten. Secret History of the Dividing Line


Like the films of Hollis Frampton and Stan Brakhage, those of David Gatten (USA, 1971) are rigorously and silently structured. His films are the product of a meticulous process that combines traditional research methods with the techniques of experimental film, working a cinematographic synthesis of history, philosophy, science and poetry. In his series Secret History of the Dividing Line, which forms the nucleus of his work, Gatten centred obsessively on bringing together text and image, showcasing writing and its concrete references: text, letters, words and printing. [Screening in 16 mm; silent VO english NO SUBTITLES at the wish of the author]

Secret History of the Dividing Line, 1996-2002, 20 min;
The Great Art of Knowing, 2004, 37 min;
Moxon’s Mechanick Exercises, or The Doctrine of Handy-works Applied to the Art of Printing, 1999, 26 min;
The Enjoyment of Reading, Lost and Found, 2001, 16 min;
How to Conduct a Love Affair, 2007, 8 min

Directors: David Gatten

This activity is part of Xcèntric. February - March 2011, Xcèntric. 2010-2011

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