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by Adam Kossoff

by Adam Kossoff

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On the eve of World War II, did Humphrey Jennings make a film about the 1937 Paris Exposition? Walter Benjamin seems to think so. Jennings, British filmmaker and Surrealist, and Benjamin, Marxist philosopher, were both in Paris in 1937, and while they didn't meet, taking on angelic form some years later, they both meet on a perch on the sky. Focusing on their two great unfinished words, Jennings’s Pandaemonium and Benjamin’s The Arcades Project, the fragmented, aphoristic aesthetic of these two works, the images and the sound track are montaged together.

As Jennings and Benjamin watch the film of the Paris Exposition go by in slow motion they converse; jousting and gossiping, exposing differences between British and European positions. All this has been recorded and narrated by an anonymous scribe. Their views on Modernism, Surrealism, history and progress, technology, capitalism as spectacle, and the consequences of a divided Europe, are up for grabs.

Adam Kossoff is an artist, filmmaker and writer. His moving image work addresses and questions the relationship of the moving image to different spatial and technological contexts. His single screen and video installation work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

This DVD is for private home use only, please contact LUX directly for institutional orders.

On the eve of World War II, did Humphrey Jennings make a film about the 1937 Paris Exposition? Walter Benjamin seems to think so. Jennings, British filmmaker and Surrealist, and Benjamin, Marxist philosopher, were both in Paris in 1937, and while they didn't meet, taking on angelic form some years later, they both meet on a perch on the sky. Focusing on their two great unfinished words, Jennings’s Pandaemonium and Benjamin’s The Arcades Project, the fragmented, aphoristic aesthetic of these two works, the images and the sound track are montaged together.

As Jennings and Benjamin watch the film of the Paris Exposition go by in slow motion they converse; jousting and gossiping, exposing differences between British and European positions. All this has been recorded and narrated by an anonymous scribe. Their views on Modernism, Surrealism, history and progress, technology, capitalism as spectacle, and the consequences of a divided Europe, are up for grabs.

Adam Kossoff is an artist, filmmaker and writer. His moving image work addresses and questions the relationship of the moving image to different spatial and technological contexts. His single screen and video installation work has been exhibited nationally and internationally.

This DVD is for private home use only, please contact LUX directly for institutional orders.

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SKU 10136903
Product contents 1 disc
Year 2019 (DVD 2020)
Director Kossoff, Adam
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Forest Spring
Countries UK
Colour B&W
Sound Sound
Language(s) English
Running time 66 min

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