Art of the Real Spotlights: Eric Baudelaire, “To Do With”

Art of the Real Spotlights: Eric Baudelaire, “To Do With”

Eric Baudelaire, The Makes (still), 2010.

Bar Laika presents
Art of the Real Spotlights: Eric Baudelaire, “To Do With”
April 21, 2019, 9pm
Bar Laika by e-flux
224 Greene Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11238

A co-presentation of Art of the Real and e-flux Bar Laika.

Now celebrating its sixth year, Art of the Real is the Film Society of Lincoln Center’s annual survey of the most vital and innovative voices in nonfiction moving-image cinema and art. Organized by Dennis Lim and Rachael Rakes, each edition features a selection of Spotlights that take a closer look at a range of practices in experimental documentary. This year, AOTR will collaborate with e-flux Bar Laika to present two spotlight events at Bar Laika with the artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire (on April 21, 9pm), and the scholar and critic Erika Balsom (on April 28, 9pm; see information about the event here).

Eric Baudelaire, “To Do With”
Eric Baudelaire’s films are research-driven, playful, experimental works that traverse aesthetic approaches—from landscape film to para-drama to essay. Frequently these projects are initiated by a dialogue or improvised set of rules developed between the artist and a collaborator. With works spanning the past decade—including selections from [SIC] (2009), The Makes (2010), Letters to Max (2014), and the work-in-progress A Dramatic Film, the result of a four-year collaboration with a group of Paris Banlieue middle-schoolers—this program engages with the artist’s process of “protocol” and its profound and original results.

Eric Baudelaire is a visual artist and filmmaker whose films include The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi, and 27 Years Without Images (2011), Letters to Max (2014), and Also Known as Jihadi (2017). His work is included in the collections of the Centre Pompidou (Paris), and MoMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York). He is a nominee for the 2019 Prix Marcel Duchamp.

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French-American artist Eric Baudelaire has developed an oeuvre primarily composed of film, photography, silkscreen prints, performance, publications, and installations. In his research-based practice, Baudelaire examines the relationship between images, past events, and their documentation. Interested in the role of the cinematographic image as an index marker, Baudelaire creates narratives in which recorded facts serve as a starting point for an exploration of the unknown. In examining the changes in human behavior through interrogating the political structures that govern global, national, and micro-communities, Baudelaire’s practice could be read through a bio-political perspective. Navigating the experience of urban living; the global, technical, and economic dependencies of war; movement and the contemporary paradigm of geographical proximity and distance, his works evoke a hauntingly provocative perspective on the current political climate.

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