|mediamatic latest project names itself after the 1963 Godard film, which just recently has been reviewed some times. The project describes itself as ..|
.. and it is quite unclear if they take over more then this general idea, but I want to look here at its attempts to relate to recent ambiguities with reason to look more intensely at this elder Godard piece which wasn’t always reviewed that well as Rosenbaum describes quite detailed from his own experience.
And as nice as the quote put into Bazin’s mouth is, I could not find an other source than the Godard film for it. So he might be right that it is literarlly existing, but an extract from another …. Nevertheless this quote eventually fits the best to the project announced by mediamatic.
Eventhough a reference to reknown film projects seems at the moment the unevitable task for an exhibition which attempts to be named actual for the moment (see also Truffaut’s ‘Night for Day’ for the Withney Biennale) just rarely a convincing connection towards the filmic terrain can be established by the initiators. Evenmore so the filmic reference in those cases I have seen is the more persuading one, but leaves one behind with the question of the relevance for the whole project. May be it is hidden in the rediscovery of the filmic project as a complexity of moving images with more or less failing narrative but transposable structures onto the real which does not necessarily be the one of the time – as film never had to be …