Marcel Broodthaers & Cinema ⁄ Poèmes cinématographiques Moving Scripts

For two days, CINEMATEK is hosting an international symposium devoted to the artist's film work, as a follow-up to the exhibition held at WIELS, Marcel Broodthaers, Industrial poems, open letters.

Apart from his iconic art objects and décors, Marcel Broodthaers has also made some fifty short films. In addition, many of his works contain references to the history, technology, and conventions of cinema.
The symposium Marcel Broodthaers & Cinema: ‘Poèmes cinématographiques’, Moving Scripts, jointly organized by the University of Antwerp, CINEMATEK, WIELS, Cinea, and Maria Gilissen – Succession Marcel Broodthaers welcomes both a broad audience and connoisseurs. On June 17th, a film program offers the opportunity to get acquainted with some of Broodthaers' well-known and lesser-known titles. On June 17th and 18th, a dozen speakers focus on Broodthaers’ unique film practice, its interaction with the other arts, performative character, literary and poetic affiliations, and socio-cultural context.

Keynotes :
Eric de Bruyn, Bruce Jenkins et Jennifer
WildPapers :
Xavier García Bardón, Andrew Chesher, Steven Jacobs, Gabriele Mackert, Maria Elena Minuto, Deborah Schultz et Raf Wollaert
Artist intervention and publication by
Nico Dockx and gerlach en koop
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Marcel Broodthaers & Cinema ⁄ Poèmes cinématographiques Moving Scripts

Marcel Broodthaers & Cinema: Poèmes cinématographiques, Moving Scripts
  • Marcel Broodthaers, Universiteit Antwerpen, CINEMATEK, WIELS, Cinea & Marcel Broodthaers Estate ⁄ SYMPOSIUM ⁄

Welcome by Maria Gilissen-Broodthaers.
Introduction by Raf Wollaert and Steven Jacobs.

The symposium Marcel Broodthaers & Cinema: ‘Poèmes cinématographiques’, Moving Scripts, jointly organized by the University of Antwerp, CINEMATEK, WIELS, Cinea, and Maria Gilissen – Succession Marcel Broodthaers welcomes both a broad audience and connoisseurs. On June 17th, a film program offers the opportunity to get acquainted with some of Broodthaers' well-known and lesser-known titles. On June 17th and 18th, a dozen speakers focus on Broodthaers’ unique film practice, its interaction with the other arts, performative character, literary and poetic affiliations, and socio-cultural context.

Screened films include, among others, La Clef de l’Horloge, A Film by Charles Baudelaire, Berlin oder ein Traum mit Sahne, and La Bataille de Waterloo.

SYMPOSIUM, 17-18 JUNE: SCHEDULE
CINEMATEK, Rue Baron Hortastraat 9, Brussels

FRIDAY JUNE 17, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

1:00 PM Welcome
Raf Wollaert (University of Antwerp)
Steven Jacobs (University of Antwerp/Ghent University)Maria Gilissen-Broodthaers
On Movement - Living Picture

Plus Object, a Sculpture and Publication by Nico Dockx and gerlach en koop

Session 1; Chair: TOM PAULUS (University of Antwerp)

1:30 PM Film Screening
Mont des Arts
Magritte & Broodthaers (c.1965-66)

Objet (1967-84)
Signalisation (c.1968)

2:00 PM Keynote Lecture: BRUCE JENKINS (SAIC Chicago, US)
When Words Fail Us: The Cinema of Marcel Broodthaers

2:40 PM Paper: RAF WOLLAERT (University of Antwerp, BE)
“Words shine like diamonds.” Notes on Marcel Broodthaers’ Poetic Principle in Cinema

3:10 PM coffee break

3:30 PM Paper: ANDREW CHESHER (Chelsea College of Arts, GB)
Broodthaers’ Pleasure of the Text: on Une seconde d’éternité

4:00 PM Film Screening
Au delà de cette limite

4:10 PM Paper: GABRIELE MACKERT (Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt, DE)
Au-delà de cette limite. Marcel Broodthaers’ real Borderline Experience

4:40 PM End Day 1

7:00 PM Film Screening, Marcel Broodthaers, ‘Poèmes cinématographiques’


SATURDAY JUNE 18, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

9:30 AM Welcome
Raf Wollaert (University of Antwerp)
Steven Jacobs (University of Antwerp/Ghent University)
Plus Object, a sculpture and publication by Nico Dockx and gerlach en koop

Session 2; Chair : Dirk Snauwaert (Wiels, Brussels)
9:40 AM Film Screening
Belgavox - Mode - 20th Century Fox; Charlie als Filmstar; Brüssel Teil II (Section Cinéma)


10:00 AM Paper : JORIS D'HOOGHE (Free University of Brussels)
On M.B's Musée d'Art Moderne, Département des Aigles, Section Cinéma
10:30 AM Paper: XAVIER GARCÍA BARDÓN (ERG Brussels, BE)
Le Corbeau et le Renard in Knokke-le-Zoute. Notes on the Production and the Projection of a Film by Marcel Broodthaers in the Context of EXPRMNTL 4
(December 1967)

11:00 AM coffee break

11:20 AM Film Screening
Le Corbeau et le Renard (1967) [16mm CINEMATEK]
Section Cinéma: Belgavox – Mode – 20th Century Fox; Charlie als Filmstar;
Brüssel Teil II (1971-1972)

11:30 AM Paper: MARIA ELENA MINUTO (ULiège; KU Leuven, BE)
‘The Book Becomes a Film, the Film Becomes a Painting (the screen)’
Marcel Broodthaers and the Cinematic Poems in the 60s and 70s

12:00 PM Lunch break

Session 3; Chair : Bruce Jenkins (SAIC, Chicago)

2:00 PM Film Screening
3 Cartes postales (1972)
Ah que la chasse soit le plaisir des rois (1972)
The Last Voyage (1973-1974)
Eau de Cologne (1974)

2:40 PM Paper: DEBORAH SCHULTZ (Regent’s University London, GB)
Travelling Words

3:10 PM Paper: STEVEN JACOBS (Ghent University/University of Antwerp, BE)
Broodthaers, Bentham, and Pygmalion: Figures of Wax

3:40 PM Keynote Lecture: JENNIFER WILD (University of Chicago, US)
Marcel Broodthaers’ World in Danger

4:20 PM Closing Remarks
Maria Gilissen-Broodthaers

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Marcel Broodthaers – Poèmes cinématographiques
  • Marcel Broodthaers, Belgique - België ⁄ FILMS ⁄ ⁄ 60'