DANS LA LUMIÈRE DE LA NUIT NOIRE FONCÉE
INTO THE LIGHT OF THE DARK BLACK NIGHT
April 11-May 21, 2012
Bibliothèque Nationale de France, 5 rue Vivienne, Paris
Photos by Claude Closky
"Man is that night, that empty Nothingness, which contains everything in its undivided simplicity; the wealth of an infinite number of representations of images, not one of which comes precisely to mind, or which are not there insofar as they are really present. It is the night, the interiority- or - the intimacy of Nature which exists here: the pure personal Ego. In phantasmagorical representations it is night on all sides; here suddenly surges up a blood-splattered head; there, another, white, apparition; and they disappear just as abruptly. That is the night that one perceives if one looks a man in the eyes: then one is delving into a night which becomes terrible; it is the night of the world which then presents itself to us." -Hegel
IN A YEAR WITH 13 MOONS
Directed by R.W. Fassbinder, 124 minutes, 1978.
THE ASSAULT OF THE PRESENT ON THE REST OF TIME
Directed by Alexander Kluge, 113 minutes, 1985.
AS YOU SEE
Directed by Harun Farocki, 69 minutes, 1986.
Georges Bataille's The Cruel Practice of Art (L'Art, exercice de la cruauté), 1949.
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