Part One / Screening: Éric Baudelaire, The Glove and Un Film Dramatique

Part One
Screening: Éric Baudelaire, The Glove and Un Film Dramatique

Éric Baudelaire, The Glove, 2020.

Éric Baudelaire:

To Do With

Part One
Screening: Éric Baudelaire, The Glove and Un Film Dramatique

Conversation: Éric Baudelaire and Dennis Lim

Admission starts at $5

December 2, 2021, 6–9pm
172 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

e-flux Screening Room presents Éric Baudelaire's short The Glove (2020, 8 minutes) and feature-length Un Film Dramatique (2019, 114 minutes), followed by a conversation between Baudelaire and film writer and programmer Dennis Lim.

The screening and conversation comprise the opening event of Éric Baudelaire: To Do With, a four-day program taking place December 2-5 at e-flux Screening Room, 172 Classon Ave, Brooklyn. The program will present a selection of films and films-in-progress by Éric Baudelaire, in dialogue with works by Chantal Akerman and Naeem Mohaiemen, and followed by conversations with special guests Omar Berrada, Stuart Comer, Dennis Lim, Naeem Mohaiemen, Paige Sarlin, and Kaelen Wilson-Goldie.

Éric Baudelaire, The Glove
8 minutes

A confined rubber glove escapes out to the world in a time of pandemic. Its wandering through half-empty streets is set to an original musical score improvised by Alvin Curran. 

Éric Baudelaire, Un Film Dramatique
114 minutes

What are we doing together? A recurring question for the students of the film group at Dora Maar middle school, and for Éric Baudelaire who worked with them throughout their four years there, starting in the sixth grade. Answering this political question—one that involves representations of power, social violence, and identity—led them to seek a cinematic form that does justice to the uniqueness of each student, but also to the substance of their group. What are we doing together, if it is neither documentary nor fiction? A dramatic film, perhaps, where time does its work on the students’ bodies and discourse, where we discover the possibility for each to speak in their own name by filming for others, and to become co-authors of the film and subjects of their own lives.

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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.

Dennis Lim is the Director of Programming of the New York Film Festival and Film at Lincoln Center. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New Yorker, Artforum, Film Comment, Cinema Scope, and the Village Voice, where he was the film editor. In 2018 he received the Chevalier of the Arts and Letters from the French Ministry of Culture. He has taught at Harvard and NYU and served as an advisor and juror for numerous film festivals. He is also the author of a 2015 critical biography of David Lynch, The Man from Another Place (which has been translated into Spanish, Chinese, and Russian) and an upcoming monograph on the Korean filmmaker Hong Sangsoo.

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