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Les Idoles. Gabriel Desplanque

  • Deadline:
    Sept. 27, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
  • Location:
    Institut Français, c/ Moià 8, Barcelona, ES

The film "Les Idoles" (The idols) has been realized by Gabriel Desplanquehttp://www.gabrieldesplanque.com/ in September 2012 in Barcelona during his residency at the French Institute.
The screening will be followed by "Le bestiaire du dedans" (The bestiary inside), a sound and visual piece performed live together with Arandel.
"Les Idoles" (The idols)
Film (Premiere).
Duration: 30 minutes.
''No one can see God without dying, they say.
However, witnesses testify to the contrary.''

"Le bestiaire du dedans" (The bestiary inside)
Live sound and visual piece for a dimly lit space. In collaboration with Arandel.
Duration: 30 minutes.
Dust and crackling talk about some fantastic story escaped the memory of this old women face that was framed by a floral scarf. It's a dark, mysterious and mystical pilgrimage, a funeral march or maybe just a celebration.

Thursday, 27 September 2012. 19h30
Institut Français
Carrer Moià, 8, 08006 Barcelona, Spain
(Please note, the event will begin at 19:30 precise)

The work of Gabriel Desplanque (1981, Paris) draws links between cinema and literature. In his videos and photographs, the image is thus the medium and the subject of a story whose uncertain and discontinuous construction shapes the meanings.

Giving up the conventional samples and MIDI instruments, Arandel is a migratory project with minimalist influences, that focuses on electro melodies with some krautrock inspiration. This is a faceless project, in which the creators disappear behind the creation: Arandel gives the prominent role to the music.