TRI-COLLAGE “CINEMAS OF TOMORROW”

HAPPENINGText: Jerome Lacote

A video artist Thierry Payet, a journalist Sophie Rocherieux and a musician of electronic culture Zol work on emotions in between their respective disciplines.

This work is creating the basis for an atmosphere on the borderline between the visual and the sound spheres, between the investigation and the creation. The whole (image + sound) is played live around the trio: music, video, journalism.

Commissioned by the “Cinemas of Tomorrow” of the Centre Pompidou, and included in the “Rendez-vous Electroniques“. Tri-Collage has constructed a project adapted to the constraints of the place, a movie theater. The idea was to transcribe our perception of the Centre Pompidou, a place that impresses us a lot, a place that we frequent, a temple of art “at the same time a church and a brothel,” (Renzo Piano, one of the architects). A theme showed up, permitted by the freedom and experimental character of the place: happiness-trickery.

One of the two main links has been the Church (parallel between the Pompidou portrait and Jesus), the other being the meeting with Yona Friedman, “cult” architect who has worked on the Centre Pompidou Competition (1974). Freidman is introducing “his Beaubourg“. After more than one month of filming, music composition and interviews, the final show took the form of a cinema showing. A first and last showing the whole being a succession of emotions, with transition less rational than sensitive, and where nature (the main lacking element in the place), voids and plentiful bits have their share.

Cinemas of Tomorrow
Date: January 18th, 2001 -September 19th, 2002
Place: Centre Georges Pompidou
Address: Place Georges-Pompidou, 75004 Paris
Tel: +33 144 78 1233
https://www.centrepompidou.fr

Text: Jerome Lacote

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