• EXTREME STATES: Remixing Cinema, Visual Art and Music in Godard’s Puissance de la parole

    Author(s):
    Albertine Fox (see profile)
    Date:
    2015
    Group(s):
    GS Poetry and Poetics, LLC 20th- and 21st-Century French, MS Screen Arts and Culture, MS Sound, MS Visual Culture
    Subject(s):
    Art history, Cultural studies, Film studies, French literature, Media studies
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    european literature, french studies, music, video art
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6302T
    Abstract:
    This article offers an interdisciplinary perspective on Jean-Luc Godard’s video short Puissance de la parole (1988). It engages with key historical figures in film, visual art and music, positioning Godard’s video mashup as a violent intermedial space where past and future meet. Exploring techniques of fragmentation, decontextualization and recombination, and examining Godard’s appropriation of two key paintings by Francis Bacon (the static Study from the Human Body and the dynamic Figure in Movement), this article investigates the bond that ties Maurice Ravel’s La Valse, a ‘choreographic poem’ for the stage, to Godard’s videographic poem for the screen.
    Notes:
    Available online at http://reframe.sussex.ac.uk/sequence3/archive/sequence-3-1/.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal article    
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    6 months ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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