Nicolas Provost

04:00, B/W, Stereo
According to the world community of cinema buffs, Kurosawa’s film Rashomon (1951) belongs to the top ten of absolute cinema classics. This film recounts the story of a woman being raped and a man being murdered from different perspectives. The magnificent black-and-white images express the maker’s vision on the narrative possibilities of film and the role and position of the experiencing, observing viewer. Particularly due to these aspects and a powerful use of simplicity, Rashomon has remained a permanent source of inspiration for filmmakers and other artists. With Papillon d’Amour and Bataille, Nicolas Provost joins the devotees. He makes use of original material with the images mirrored in the longitudinal axis, which yields a sequence of new, associative images. The characters are transformed into new life forms with miraculous capabilities that defy the laws of gravitation.

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