Unrest: Exhibition by Philippe Grandrieux


Wednesday, February 10, 2016 (All day) to Saturday, March 12, 2016 (All day)


Johnson-Kulukundis Family Gallery, Byerly Hall, 8 Garden Street Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

Presented ByRadcliffe Institute for Advanced Study 
ADMISSION: This exhibition is free and open to the public and contains content that may not be appropriate for all visitors.
Feb. 10, 2 PMFellow’s presentation by Philippe Grandrieux, lecture hall at the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, 24 Quincy St., followed by the exhibition opening at 5 PM.
Exhibition runs Feb. 10-Mar. 12
Gallery Hours: 12-5 PM, Monday - Saturday (closed Sundays)

In this Radcliffe Institute exhibition, filmmaker Philippe Grandrieux presents three video installations from his series Unrest. White Epilepsy and Meurtrière are shown as a diptych, alongside a new single-channel video and a new triptych. Grandrieux strives for inventive, truly radical cinema. His first three full-feature films—Sombre (1999), La vie nouvelle (2002), and Un lac (2008)—demonstrate his exploration of image, sound, and narrative structures.

The subject of his series Unrest is "bare life.” Of this exhibition, Grandrieux says, "The figures haunting my images have a strange, invasive reality. More naked than naked, their nakedness strips bare all nakedness, exposes the body to its greatest weakness—in other words, to its most absolute sovereignty.”