YUJIAPU at Lightcone

Saturday 16 June 2018,  22:30 hrs

Les Voûtes, 19 rue des Frigos, 75013 Paris, France




2017 / Performance for 6x 16mm projectors / col – b&w / sound / 30′ by BJ Nilsen & Karl LEMIEUX

During the winter of 2015 Karl Lemieux travelled to China with BJ Nilsen and a small camera crew to make a piece about the country’s infamous ghost cities. The work presented is made with images shot in the city of Yujiapu, near Tianjin where ancestral fishing villages have been destroyed to make way for a multibillion-dollar real estate project that was to become the new financial district of the area. The entire city was developed in the style of New York’s Manhattan disctrict but never finished and has been left uninhabited for over six years. The film uses the lines and frames of the buildings of Yujiapu and the lines and the frames of the film strip to create abstract elements that slowly reveal an incredibly desolate urban landscape.


Central hall at 22:30 hrs


For the 9th edition of SCRATCH EXPANDED, Light Cone pursues the exploration of expanded cinema forms and practices by inviting artists who will present installations and film performances. Open-air screenings of 16mm & 35mm experimental films will take place in the Voûtes garden and a video works program will also be presented during the evening.

Tickets (available on site): 10€ (standard fare) / 8€ (student, job seeker fare)
Doors open at 19:30
Meals & refreshments available on site

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