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ANNE MAREGIANO

CHRISTOPHER MACLAINE

Charlemagne Palestine: The Golden Sound

Beat Films

Anne Maregiano - The Golden Sound DV, 2011, 70’ Anne Maregiano - The Red Suitcase DV, 2011, 10’ Charlemagne Palestine - Body Music Video, 1975, 12’ Pip Chodorov - Charlemagne 2 : Piltzer 16mm, 2002, 22’ Charlemagne Palestine - March 7 Audio, 1975, 2003, 60’

In the form of an intimate confession backed up by historical archives (unpublished videos, photos, and music), Charlemagne, composer, performance and video artist, sculptor, shares with us his search for “the golden sound.”

Sous forme d’une confession intime et sur fond d’archives d’époques ( vidéos, photos et musiques inédites ), Charlemagne, compositeur, performeur, vidéaste, sculpteur, nous livre sa quête de « l’or sonore ».

38 / Editions

The End 16mm, 1953, 35’ The Man Who Invented Gold 16mm, 1957, 14’ Beat 16mm, 1958, 6’ Scotch Hop 16mm, 1959, 6’

A poet who fell into poverty and madness, Christopher MacLaine directed four features between 1953 and 1959. These films were rescued from obscurity by the American director Stan Brakhage, who considered Scotch Hop (1959) his ultimate masterpiece. Pessimistic and provocative, McLaine is well known for his first film The End (1953), where he takes on the role of a doomsday prophet.

Ses quatre films réalisés entre 1953 et 1959 sont sauvés de l’oubli par le cinéaste américain Stan Brakhage qui considérait Scotch Hop (1959) comme son ultime chef d’œuvre. Pessimiste et provocateur, Christopher MacLaine reste associé à son premier film The End (1953) dans lequel il s’improvise prophète de la fin des temps.