The latest 16mm film by acclaimed artist-filmmaker Hannes Schüpbach explores with exquisite precision the nature of spontaneous time and lasting memory.
Proposing simplicity as a radical antidote
to today's fervent desire for intricacy,
these films and videos draw upon either
a collaborative process or an intimate
subjective encounter to explore the correspondence
between images and their
perception. Exquisitely shot on 16mm
in the French countryside near Avignon,
Hannes Schüpbach's Instants explores the
nature of spontaneous time as related to
the thinking of French writer Joël-Claude
Meffre, transcending portraiture as it not
only records the poet working, but also
develops a memory of its own.