Étant Donnés video
“The best cinema is the one you can see with your eyes closed”
Drink at the source of life.
The space-time relationship of the action within the film determines our experience of the cinema. The distortion of the image is naturally related to the passage of time in the plane (the plane that only serves to generate the idea or the possibility of a movement carried by the image). It is more the gradual experience of a change than the animation of an action. It is the poetry of a look through the hole in the center, a waterfall or a sparkling fountain that can only be seen from the front. An icon of nature that is the face of your soul: in private.
Étant Donnés― Artist
Étant Donnés is a French group formed by two brothers, Éric and Marc Hurtado, born in 1959 and 1962. They are plastic artists, musicians, body performers and film directors, and their very radical work is at the forefront of the avant-garde . They have collaborated with Alan Vega, Michael Gira, Genesis P-Orridge, Lydia Lunch, Marc Cunningham, Bachir Attar, Saba komossa. They produced the original music for Philippe Grandrieux's film La vie nouvelle. Their name refers to Marcel Duchamp's latest work: Being given.