Liam Gillick’s video Everything Good Goes is set in New York in 2008. An artist is preparing and editing a series of texts and recording of lectures that he presented at unitednationsplaza in Berlin. As he reworks
the contents of the lectures, he is at the same time attempting to construct a 3D computer model of the film set of Tout va bien by Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin. The soundtrack is a recording of the artist leaving a telephone message with the filmmakers that outlines the aspects that will need consideration in order to make the film. The process is filmed and co-directed by Laurent Vacher, Catherine Camille Cushman and Stephen Blaise.

Tout va bien may be seen as Godard’s homage to the leftist, activist spirit of 1968, but also, according to critics at the time, questions the purpose of a revolutionary film in a bourgeois society.

courtesy Casey Kaplan, New York

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