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La Notte

Marie-Laure Cazin

(Belgium, 1997, video, 6:00)

Over the years many film makers have succumbed to recklessness in their attempts to give a new shape to the alienation in Antonioni’s cinematographic works. This does not apply to Marie-Laure Cazin who must have been fully aware of the risks involved in such an undertaking and therefore restricted herself to a remake of a scene of an acrobatic nightclub performance from ‘La Notte’. The framing functions as the proverbial sliding doors and the achievements of the contortionist con not really stand the light of day. But there is an overwhelming sensuality concealed behind this carefully considered clumsiness.


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