CHRISTIAN LEBRAT - VIBRATIONS
FILM NUMÉRO DEUX (1976) * COULEURS DÉLICIEUSES SUR FOND BLEU (1976) * ORGANISATION I (1977) * LIMINAL MINIMAL I ET II (1977) * RÉSEAUX (1978) * TRAMA (1978-1980) * AUTOPORTRAIT AU DISPOSITIF (1981) * HOLON (1981-1982) * LE MOTEUR DE L'ACTION (A.M.D.) (1985)
Christian Lebrat, born in 1952 in Paris, is an internationally acclaimed artist with a career spanning over 30 years. He is a filmmaker, video artist, performance artist and photographer, as well as a publisher, curator and writer.
Christian Lebrat has created over twenty experimental films, videos, and film performances, along with a formidable body of photographic work, with a career spanning over 30 years. In the last ten years he has had over a dozen major international retrospectives of his films. He began working in photography in 1978 and has been exhibiting regularly since 1982. His works are in several public collections, such as: National Museum of Modern Art (Centre Pompidou Paris), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, Forum des Images (Paris), Les archives du film expérimental d’Avignon, Bibliothèque nationale de France (Paris), National Center of Contemporary Art (Moscow).
In 1985 he founded Paris Expérimental (http://paris-experimental.asso.fr), a publishing company entirely devoted to publishing theoretical and historical texts on avant-garde and experimental cinema. He has published several essential books on the subject and edited the monumental anthology on French avant-garde film, Jeune, Dure et Pure! Une histoire du cinéma d’avant-garde et experimental en France (2001). He has also published a collection of essays and lectures on his own films (Between images, Paris Expérimental, 1997) and a compilation of his texts (Radical cinema, Paris Expérimental, 2008). As a curator he has also organized several retrospectives, amongst them Jeune, dure et pure! Une histoire du cinéma d’avant-garde et expérimental en France (Cinémathèque française, Paris, 2001), Le Cinéma visionnaire: l’avant-garde américaine (Paris and Rome, 2002), and Maurice Lemaître et le cinéma (Paris, 2005).
His most recent recognition include: 2007 Prize of the MoCCA (Museum of Contemporary Cinema, in Madrid) for Ultra, film performance for 2 x 16 mm projectors and loops. His video V1 (Vortex) has been acquired in 2008 by the Fonds National d’Art Contemporain (French public collection) and most recently his “historical” film Organisation I and performance Liminal Minimal have joined the Centre Pompidou Collection.