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Artist and filmmaker Graeme Thomson is co-founder with Silvia Maglioni of TERMINAL BEACH - a cross-media art platform to investigate new configurations of image, sound, text and spectatorship (2005) - they have made films and photo-essays, sound and videoinstallations, solo and group exhibitions, performances, experimental radio shows as well as publishing numerous texts.
In 2009 they completed their first feature film, Facs of Life, which draws on encounters with a number of former students of Gilles Deleuze, navigating between the terrains of documentary, fiction, essay and video art to explore aspects of Deleuze's philosophical legacy. The film received its world premiere at FID-Marseille 2009, and has since been shown at numerous international festivals and art spaces including BAFICI, JIHLAVA, Il Vento del Cinema, Ludwig Museum, TATE Britain, Fundação Clovis Salgado, Serralves Contemporary Art Museum and 16beaver. Redeploying elements of Facs of Life and its research archive, the duo have also created a series of exhibitions exploring the idea of 'exploded' cinema: "Inarchivé – explosition d’un film", a dispersion of the film's components around the city of Marseille (Les Instants Vidéo in association with FID), "blown up ! à la recherche des élèves de Gilles Deleuze", an 'eventwork' combining multimedia installation, dance, sound art, performance, lectures, screenings and discussions in a live spatial montage (Mains d’Oeuvres Art Centre, Paris) and "twice torn from time", a four-screen installation of the film (UCSB gallery, Santa Barbara).
Together with Through the Letterbox, a high-definition 'refilming' of the video archive of Gilles Deleuze's seminar at Vincennes, and Wolkengestalt, considering September 11 and its aftermath through the prism of Goethe's meteorological diaries, their other films include Ghosts of Chance, The balade of Dèsastronaute #1 and Statues.
Their work has been presented in various international institutions and art foundations including TATE Britain, Museum Ludwig, 16beaver, Fondazione Pistoletto, European Media Art Festival, Fundação Clovis Salgado, Bétonsalon, Amsterdam Film Experience, Maison Rouge, Gasworks, Stedelijk Museum, Kunstenzentrum Z33, Telic Arts Exchange, Goldsmiths, ENS, Museu de Arte Contemporânea Serralves, UCLA, Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts, Museo MALBA.
Graeme Thomson is currently living in Paris where he is working with Silvia on a new feature film, GIRL FROM THE NOUVELLE VAGUE.
Statues (60´, Italy, 2003)
Wolkengestalt" (13, Italy, 2007)
Facs of Life (116´, France, Italy, United Kingdom 2009)
Through the Letterbox (125´, France, 2009)
Ghosts of Chance (7´, France, 2010)
The Girls From the Nouvelle Vague (Film in progress, 2011)
Facs of Life (Orig.) / 2009 / France, Italy, United Kingdom / 115 min
Facs of Life is a ﬁlm of conceptual/poetic dispositifs that charts trajectories of those affected by Gilles Deleuze’s laboratory of machinic thought at the Centre Expérimental Universitaire de Paris 8 – Vincennes (1969-1980).
no title - Petr Šafařík
It has been a week since the festive open air screening has concluded the 25th edition of FIDMarseille IFF, the French representative of Doc Alliance documentary platform. Held at the Côte d’Azur, the festival has shined again with its appealingly contrasting character. The demanding conceptual film programme was complemented by the warm energy of social meetings.
- 14.7.2014 -
The jury is an inherent part of film festivals, just like the viewers. What is it like to sit on a prestigious international jury? We have posed this question to DAFilms acquisitions manager Diana Tabakov, who has risen to the juror’s task at London’s Open City Docs Fest.
- 7.7.2014 -
UK festival Open City Docs Fest has brought an extraordinary experience to the city above Thames in June again. Who are the new winners of the main sections and who has brought to the London´s audience an unrepeatable film experience? Read more!
- 30.6.2014 -