Where is my mind? Thanks, John, for noticing the typo. Correct date below.
Reconnaissance: Exploring French Territory in Recent Artist Film and 
VideoProgrammed by Michèle Smith DIM Cinema at The CinemathequeMonday, 21 
October 2013,  7:30 pm1131 Howe St. Vancouver BC Tix: $11/9 + $3 membership 
dimcinema.ca / thecinematheque.caImage: On Air (still), 2009. Courtesy Galerie 
Valentin, Paris, and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York © Laurent Grasso / ADAGP, 
Paris, 2013. A falcon equipped with a tiny camera hovers over the desert like a 
living drone. Auguries are taken from the flight of starlings above the roofs 
of the Vatican. At ground level, a magician-mime uses conjuring tricks to 
interpret abstract art, shepherds watch over Glenn Gould practising a Chopin 
étude, and a prisoner secretly records his daily life on a smuggled phone in 
exchange for short video clips of the world outside. This month we’re mapping 
the conceptual terrain crossed by French artists in the past decade, from art 
and aesthetics to politics, philosophy, race, and citizenship. An irresistible 
cinematic amuse-bouche and digéstif will be served by Laure Prouvost, whose 
recent video installation Wantee, about the artistic friendship between her 
late (entirely fictional) grandfather and the Dadaist Kurt Schwitters, earned 
her a nomination for this year’s Turner Prize — winner to be announced in early 
December (Go Laure!).Owt | Laure Prouvost/Great Britain 2007. 3 mins. Abstract 
Telling | Olivier Dollinger/France 2010. 16 mins. Le Berger | Benoît 
Maire/France 2011. 15 mins. Temps Mort | Mohamed Bourouissa/ France 2009. 18 
mins. Pruitt Igoe Falls | Cyprien Gaillard/France 2009. 7 mins.Les Oiseaux | 
Laurent Grasso/ France 2008. 9 mins. A Study of the Nature of Things | Laurent 
Montaron/France 2011. 12 mins. On Air | Laurent Grasso/ France 2009. 9 mins. 
Wantee | Laure Prouvost/Great Britain 2013. 15 mins. Total running time: 
approx. 103 mins.For updates on the screening and background information on the 
artists and their works, please follow the Dim Cinema facebook page.
                                          
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