WILD PROJECTION

DER RECHTE WEG (THE RIGHT PATH)

WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2016, TO 19H30

SCREENING PROPOSED BY CHARLÈNE DINHUT AND BENOÎT HICKÉ

Collection of the Contemporary Art Fund of the City of Geneva

Real. : Peter Fischli and David Weiss
The right path (Der Rechte Weg), 2001 (subtitled version); 1983 (original version)

Video Digital Betacam, PAL, color, mono, French subtitles
Duration 51.24 min / s
2001-059

Der Rechte Weg is one of the centerpieces of this duo of Swiss visual artists. Hidden under costumes, one of a bear, the other of a rat, the artists discuss, the time of a long wandering through the countryside, in contact with wild nature and its animals. The roads are perilous, the events numerous, and the story unfolds an allegory of what fate itself would be. But in this film that looks like a fable, the farce always lurks: the two artists are players, strive to cover the tracks of the genre and to savor the unexpected. The costumes are crude, the gestures clumsy, the words oscillate between philosophy and extravagance. Derision and impertinence are mingled with high considerations, while this road-movie on foot and in fur takes the gamble of waving our benchmarks and values.

In the framework of Animal is bad at the Château de Rentilly, an exhibition offered by the FRAC Île-de-France in partnership with the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature.

Preceded by :

Peter Fischli and David Weiss
Least resistant path (Der Geringste Widerstand), 2001 (subtitled version); 1981 (original version)

Video Digital Betacam, PAL, color, mono, French subtitles
Duration 29.40 min / s
2001-058

© Courtesy of artists and BDV
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