Panoramique de l'immatériel follows a man who is panning for gold along the Seine River in France, from Paris to the sea. He is looking to find the gold that the artist Yves Klein dumped into the Seine in Paris during one of art histories seminal conceptual artworks, Zones of Immaterial Pictorial Sensibility. The film is a hybrid story of where conceptual art meets a river and it's path. The film captures moments in river and estuarine sediment dynamics through a narrative that makes significant leaps in scale by treating conceptual art, a prospector, and the landscape, on equal terms. This film explores art, geology, and the riparian zone, where the river meets the land along The Seine.
Single Channel HD Super 16mm video, in French with English subtitles. 23 Minutes.
This project was generously supported in part by funding from the Carnegie Mellon University Frank-Ratchye Fund For Art @ the Frontier.