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Xcèntric. 2009-2010

Images for imaginary museums


When Philips commissioned him to design a pavilion for the 1958 Universal Expo, Le Corbusier responded with “an electronic poem in a bottle”, a film within the first multimedia project. This session presents the attempts of artists—Duchamp, Maya Deren, Broodthaers and Godard—to devise and create utopias of modern art: films and imaginary, unfinished, unfeasible expositions.


Poème électronique, Edgard Varèse, Le Corbusier, 1958, 16 mm, 8 min.

Witch’s Cradle, Marcel Duchamp, Maya Deren, 1944, 16 mm, 12 min. [unfinished film]

Kiev Frescos, Sergei Paradjanov, 1968, 35 mm, 13 min. [unfinished film]

Ceci ne serait pas une pipe (Un Film du Musée d’Art Moderne), Marcel Broodthaers, 1969-1971, 16 mm, 2 min.

La Pluie, Marcel Broodthaers, 1969, 16 mm, 2 min.

Reportage amateur (maquette expo), Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville, 2006, video, 47 min.


Directors: Edgard Varêse, Le Corbusier, Marcel Duchamp, Maya Deren, Marcel Broodthaers, Jean-Luc Godard, Anne-Marie Miéville, Sergei Paradjanov

This activity is part of Xcèntric. Mai-June 2010, Xcèntric. 2009-2010

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