by Clara Gipponi
Jean-Luc Godard decomposes clichés. He toys with pacifying storylines in search of a way of expressing that transforms viewers.
He entrusts light with an added value, changing it into a direct sign that opens windows onto the world of art and of symbols. With editing he creates dialogue and tension between elements, though always leaving “holes” into which the viewer may slip so as to reassemble the pieces, and give a sense to them.
“Even in chaos and superficiality there’s room for reflection”.
Cinema is the continuation of reality; it takes it apart and puts it back together again, combining spaces, time, and myths of civilization, in a rewriting of shimmering and multiform reality.
Content Editor Annie Markitanis