Pierre Coulibeuf. In the labyrinth

Pierre Coulibeuf. In the labyrinth
Temporary exhibition
10/05/2010
- 21/06/2010
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Pierre Coulibeuf. In the labyrinth
Temporary exhibition
10/05/2010
- 21/06/2010
Floor: 
-1
Body: 

In the Museu Coleção Berardo, under the title-concept 'Dans le labyrinthe' [In the labyrinth], Pierre Coulibeuf presented an exhibition that offered the visitor multiple imaginary encounters. The artist describes a world composed of 'obscure signs and strange, mobile images', a world turned fable. These encounters invoke the many realities of art: photography, painting, cinema, video, music, dance, all present in the exhibited works: Dédale (2009), an installation composed of a series of photographs and four images in movement (Dédale was a work commissioned by the Fundação Iberê Camargo, in Porto Alegre, Brazil; the work was conceived, to a large extent, with reference to Álvaro Siza’s building); Delectatio morosa (1988-2006), image in cycle produced after the film Klossowski, peintre-exorciste; or even, in the amphitheatre, the film-installation Crossover (2009). It is also worth mentioning the following works: the installations of Le Démon du passage (1995-2006), inspired by the mental universe of Jean-Luc Moulène; The Warriors of Beauty, based on choreographies by Jan Fabre; as well as Love Neutral from photographs by Suzanne Lafont and texts by Maurice Blanchot; and also Lost Paradise 2 (2002-2003), inspired by the works of Jean-Marc Bustamente and the cinema of Michelangelo Antonioni.

 

'What interests me with the other arts is confrontation, the encounter. Each time, it is a matter of inventing a cinematographic form, creating an unknown universe starting from another imaginative world; following a process, with its junctions, detours and returns, its hesitations and resumptions... In other words, not to make a film “on” such and such an artist, but “starting from”or “based on” his or her mental universe, with a desire for writing or composition. I must succeed, according to this process, in grasping something, touching or capturing some fleeting reality—making visible and not representing the visible, as Klee said. In sum, I am obsessed with the idea of metamorphosis, to the point that the artist becomes the actor in my films.'

Pierre Coulibeuf

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Pierre Coulibeuf (born 1949, in Elbeuf). Since 1987, the cinematographer and visual artist has created experimental fictions that are invested with insight in the field of art, and in which changes of identity, unfolding and metamorphosis influence the universes and the artists that inspire his works. His numerous films shot in 16 and 35 mm, which include Klossowski, peintre-exorciste (1987-1988), L’Homme noir (1993-98), Balkan Baroque (1999), Lost Paradise, The Warriors of Beauty (2002) or Somewhere in Between (2004) and Love Neutral (2005-2006), have been shown at many international cinema festivals, and later, in the form of film-installations, in the contemporary art world. His works have been acquired by important collections, both in France and abroad.