1. Directed by Vadim Bernard. 2009

    From an invitation by the Passage Film Festival 2009 (codirected by Jeff Stanley and Violaine Boutet de Monvel) to create a new video inspired by the quote:
    "If all things were turned to smoke, the nostrils would distinguish them." Heraclitus

    Each artist invited to the festival has been given one quote, without knowing the other quotes and participants.

    The first screening of the Passage Film Festival 2009 took place on June 24th at the National Institute of History of Art (INHA) in Paris. A second screening occured later in the year in Austin, Texas.

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  2. TGV Paris-Bordeaux, tuesday january 6th 2009 : dawn...

    And airs grown calm when white the dawn appeareth And white snow falling where no wind is bent . . .
    Guido Cavalcanti (1255, 1300)

    Film (numérique) de 6', HD 720p, juin 2009

    rom black to brown and then white, red and yellow, the light of this snowy dawn was astonishing. I had this phrase from Guido Cavalcanti in my head. I wanted to put it into colors. I wanted to film a landscape in movement, a landscape unfolding, a landscape that would go to our hearts through the play of fragile materialety and of pictural poetry.

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    TGV Paris-Bordeaux, mardi 6 janvier 2009 : l'aube....

    And airs grown calm when white the dawn appeareth And white snow falling where no wind is bent . . .
    Guido Cavalcanti (1255, 1300)

    Du noir aux marrons puis au blanc, au rouge et au jaune, la lumière de cette aube enneigée était étonnante. J’avais cette phrase de Guido Cavalcanti en tête. Je voulais la mettre en couleur. Je voulais filmer un paysage en mouvement, un paysage déplié, un paysage qui passerait dans notre cœur par le jeu de la matière fragile de la poésie picturale.

    Film (numérique) de 6', HD 720p, juin 2009

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    technart.fr/LePassage/
    cjcinema.org/pages/fiche.php?film=1116
    blog.technart.fr/2010/06/01/violaine-boutet-de-monvel-le-passage-du-texte-a-limage-video/

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    noeze.com

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  3. Violaine Boutet de Monvel: Par faulte d'ung huys, video, colour, sound, 3'13 (2009)

    PARIS
    10 June 2009

    After huitain LXXXVI of Le Testament (1461) by French poet François Villon:

    “Par faulte d'ung huys j'y perdis
    Ung grez, et une manche de hoüe.
    Alors huyt faulcons, non pas dix,
    N'y eussent pas prins une alloüe.”

    “I've lost a whetstone and a pick,
    Because it lacks a door, that house.
    Inside, the darkness is so thick,
    Ten owls could scarcely catch a mouse.”

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  4. Reel of videos from Passage 2009.
    Videos by those listed in the "tags".

    "Directed" by:

    Jeff Stanley
    Violaine Boutet de Monvel
    Jonathan Regier

    2009

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  5. Violaine Boutet de Monvel: Self-(De)-Exposure, video, colour, no sound, 2'39 (2008)

    PARIS
    28 March 2008

    Following the movement of a crescendo which is sustained by bursts of light, video layers silently disturb and hijack an intimate situation from its primary aim. The principle applied in Self-(De)-Exposure is ‘the more, the less’.

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Passage Legacy

Violaine Boutet de Monvel

The origin of Passage Legacy project is The Passage Film and Poetry Festival 2006, a unique blend of video art, poetry and philosophy that Jeffrey Charles Stanley presented in a university theater in rural Murray, Kentucky. Two years later, he organized…


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The origin of Passage Legacy project is The Passage Film and Poetry Festival 2006, a unique blend of video art, poetry and philosophy that Jeffrey Charles Stanley presented in a university theater in rural Murray, Kentucky. Two years later, he organized a followup exhibition referred to as Passage 2008, where he invited me to participate as a means to expand and bring work from abroad that otherwise would not have exposure in a small rural community. For this manifestation, we prompted artists and filmmakers with the question: what is the human condition? And a selection of 8 experimental videos submitted from the United States and France was presented in Murray State University and Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

The true essence of our curatorial collaboration evolved extensively with Passage 2009, a yearlong project in the form of a video exquisite corpse between 17 artists from the United States, France, and Canada. This time, instead of an open call we invited and commissioned individually each artist to create an original work after a specific literary quote (each his/her own). All the quotes were previously gleaned and edited by us with the help of a poet, Jonathan Regier, in order to design an overall, albeit loose dreamy narrative structure (libretto) for the exquisite corpse and embark the viewers in a three-act journey (I The Falling Asleep, II The Visions, III The Waking Up). The result was premiered in Paris at the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, where all participants were finally revealed to each other and the public.

The artists, who embarked on this journey, were Vadim Bernard, Violaine Boutet de Monvel, Joshua Bronaugh, Vincent Ciciliato, Natacha Clitandre, Emma Dusong, Kristina Felix, Eric Hovis, Robert Melton, Jacques Perconte, Jonathan Regier, Rbt Sps, Jeff Stanley, Michael Taylor, Johanna Vaude, and Ricky Yanas.

This experience left us with a strong desire to pursue this joint effort and engage with both artists and the public in a new, more politically conscious and awakened venture, in which art would no longer be drawn from a seclude or secretive place, but challenge our future through the visionary examination of the present socioecomic state of the world. This new project, referred to as Passage Legacy, will be a reboot of the attempts of previous Passage festivals to expand and investigate critical thinking within video and digital art making.

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