A video piece created by Lauren Fournier, Andrea Iya, and Ben Schubert for the "Sonimage" Jean-Luc Godard exhibition at Fifth Parallel Gallery in Regina, SK (2008). The piece is inspired by the lives of the women that were entwined in both the work and the life of canonical filmmaker Godard: specifically Anna Karina and Jean Seberg. Brigitte Bardot is also gestured toward as a testament to the ambivalent role she plays in Godard's oeuvre. The aesthetics and editing techniques are characteristic of the French New Wave. Music credits to Broadcast and the Focus Group's "Investigate Witchcults of the Radio Age." Copyright to Broadcast and the Focus Group (I do not claim any of these rights and this film is not being used for commercial or festival purposes). Cast: Lauren and Andrea. Writer: Lauren. Director(s) of photography: Lauren and Andrea. Camera operation: Ben. Editing: Lauren.
Fun facts (in case some parts of the video seem random):
- Godard discovered Karina in a 1959 soap ad, which we re-enacted at the end of our piece (see the original here: youtube.com/watch?v=xBHhRO_y3n8)
- Seberg was rumored to have been an activist with the Black Panther movement
- The text panels are direct quotes from Karina and Godard, recorded and archived