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Peter Gidal "Condition of Illusion" [PAL DVD]

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Label: Re:Voir

当時のシーンに大きな影響を与えたUKアヴァンギャルドフィルムの最重要人物/パイオニアPeter Gidal。1967年から2013年までという非常に長い期間をコレクションしたDVDがRe:Voirより登場。視聴者に様々な感情を引き起こさせ且つ魅了する、説明不要の11の傑作フィルム全174分を収録。装丁にもかなり気合が入っており、なんと付属する40ページブックレットが全て透明シートで作られています。マスト。



The DVD brings together 11 films by Peter Gidal made between 1967 to 2013. It is accompanied by a unique 40 page booklet of texts about the filmmaker’s work by Patricia L. Boyd, Stephen Heath and Chris Kennedy. The booklet is composed of transparent pages and was designed by Diana Vidrascu at RE:VOIR.

CONDITION OF ILLUSION
11 films by Peter Gidal
from 1967 to 2013

DVD9 PAL Interzone, mono, 4:3, colour/b&w , 174 min.

Clouds, 1967, 10 '
Focus, 1971 7 '
Upside Down Feature, 1967-1972, 62 '
Epilogue, 1968 9 '
Guilt, 1988 40 '
Flare Out 1992, 15 '
Assumption, 1997, 1'30
No night No day, 1997 14 '
Coda I, 2013, 2 '
Coda II, 2013, 2 '
Bonus: Room (Double Take), 1967 10 '

It’s upside down, inside out, negative, reversed — as though Gidal had cranked all the navigational tools of his medium to their absolute zero, and, in so doing, groped his way towards a spot that’s not on any map, some true, magnetic north of cinema itself. The viewer, held in this liminal space, this threshold, is by turns (or simultaneously) mesmerised, disoriented, captivated, frustrated and delighted. And we’re not just talking about cinema here: Upside Down Feature is awash with radios performing Cage-like trawls across their dials; with typewriters; static cameras; even Man Ray’s photos of the dust on Duchamp’s Large Glass. The leitmotif of clocks (their faces, naturally, flipped) is fitting: what we’re ultimately witnessing, perhaps, is a countdown, taking place on the far side of the screen, of all screens; the exhilarating spectacle of not just a medium but media tout court in a state of immanence, of almost-becoming.

-Tom McCarthy