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Marie-Françoise Plissart


Filmscreening | Monday 08.06.2015 | 19:00h | R211a


Lecture Series: Into the City, into the Territory

How do images tell the story of a country?

In this context Marie-Françoise Plissart is presenting two films, one of which was made in 2003: Fleuve Congo à Kinshasa. It's a single, 18 minutes shot of the Kinshasa riverside. The film shows reality as it is, without any editing. The sound was recorded during the shooting. This simple approach allows the story to unfold.
The second film, E25 is a 15 minutes picture (with Jacques André). It's the outcome of a very different process. Here, editing is of the utmost importance. The central theme revolves around bridges, which were filmed all over Europe and in India. They are shown as a revealing factor of our history, imagination, economy or politics. In order to link these structures, fiction movies were researched. When the filmmakers discovered images of bridges representing the fabric of our contemporary world, they kept a trace of these scenes in the shape of sound extracts. E25 is the artist’s very own bridge to what is unseen or, on the contrary, too familiar.

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Marie-Françoise Plissart


Filmscreening | Monday 08.06.2015 | 19:00h | R211a


Lecture Series: Into the City, into the Territory

Marie-Françoise Plissart is a photographer and filmmaker. Photographic narratives, portraits, architecture and urbanism: those are the recurrent themes in Marie-Françoise Plissart ’s career. They all come together when she explores the relationship between a city and its inhabitants, the many ways in which people shape their environment and are defined by it. They never entirely are: every individual both coincides with and transcends his or her social context. There’s tension there, a fracture. Marie-Françoise Plissart investigates precisely that zone of embodiment and separation.

She is author of following films: Le Quatrième mur, 50 minutes, 2013, coproduction Derives, RTBF/Arte ; Atomium, in/out. 25minutes. A personal account of the renovation of the Atomium. Co-production RTBF/ Michel de Wouters, February 2006 ; Un jour l’avenir nous donnera raison. A boxer and the river in Kinshasa. 24 minutes, Production Michel de Wouters,  2002 ; L'occupation des sols. 26 minutes. A city as narrative told from its summits. Co-production RTBF/Arte/Michel de Wouters, 2002.

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Marie-Françoise Plissart


Filmscreening | Monday 08.06.2015 | 19:00h | R211a


Lecture Series: Into the City, into the Territory

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Marie-Françoise Plissart published numerous books, amongst them:
Souvenirs d’une maison de rendez vous,  Les impressions nouvelles, avec Isabelle Léonard, 2012 ; Groene singel, geschiedenis van de antwerpse ringruimte, 1906-2009, éditions Ludion 2009; Mons, Impressions Nouvelles,  février 2009; A World without End. Editions Fotomuseum Provincie Antwerpen 2008; Le Transsiberien, September 2005, Fondation Mercator (with Benoît Peeters); Kinshasa, Tales of the invisible city, September 2004, Editions Ludion (with Filip De Boeck); Bruxelles, Horizon Vertical, trilingual publication, Editions Prismes, December 1998; Aujourd’hui, photo narrative, Arboris, 1993; Droit de regards, photo narrative (with Benoît Peeters and a reading by Jacques Derrida), Editions de Minuit, 1985.

Recent exhibitions include: A World without End. Retrospective, Musée de la Photographie, Anvers, Septembre 2008 or Kinshasa, the imaginary city,  Golden lion, Architecture biennale of Venice, September 2004, curated by Filip de Boeck et K. van Synghel.