In parallel to the exhibition Brigadoon, In extenso presents a screening event revolving around the 1947 film Dreams that Money Can Buy, written and directed by German artist Hans Richter. The film shows Joe, a common man who discovers that he has the power to see and manipulate dreams, and then decides to set up a business with his gift by selling tailor-made dreams to his somewhat neurotic clients. The dream sequences have been conceived by some of the most important artists of the time: Alexander Calder, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Fernand Léger and Man Ray.
The film will be shown along with videos by Isabelle Cornaro (1974, FR) and Shana Moulton (1976, USA). Both artists have each developed a very unique aesthetic while relying on the legacy of the avant-garde to better jeopardize the fragile boundary between dream and reality, and to assert the image as a gateway to the meandering psyche. In the works selected for this evening, the camera embodies the all-might of the gaze, it circulates among everyday objects and bend them to fit the fantasies of the mind.
Curated by Annabel Rioux
the artists, galerie Balice Hertling (Paris), galerie Crèvecoeur (Paris), Gaëlle Gibault, Céline Poulin.
Premier rêve d’Oskar Fischinger, 2008
Films 16mm transférés en numérique
partie I : 1 min 41 – partie II : 1 min 33
courtesy de l’artiste et galerie Balice Hertling, Paris
Dreams that Money Can Buy, 1947
Film 16 mm transféré en numérique, 1h19
Film HD, 9 min
courtesy de l’artiste et galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris