1971-1980ArthouseBelgiumDocumentaryThierry Zéno

Thierry Zéno – Bouche sans fond ouverte sur les horizons (1971)

Bouche sans fond ouverte sur les horizons (1971, 26′)
In 1971 Thierry Zéno creates a fascinating portrait of artist Georges Moinet in the form of a 16 mm medium-length film. A schizophrenic who lives in a psychiatric hospital near Namur, Moinet paints. After being mute for 24 years he chooses this cinematic encounter to explain his artist approach, revealing what lies behind his personal cosmogony. But this long logorrhoea proves disturbing and fails to provide possible clues to understanding his work, gradually becoming a form of music that blends in with the sounds and distant, invisible hubbub of the hospital. With Alessandro Ussai behind the camera and Roger Cambier responsible for the sound, Zéno gets up close to Moinet to better capture him in all his demiurgical excessiveness, his existence on the fringes but also his humanity, deconstructing in a series of very tight shots the man and his canvasses. Subtly thwarting all didactic perspective traditionally associated with a film about art, Zéno confronts us with outsider art, in the same way that he later does with Rops’ painting or Ionesco’s language; his aesthetic choices result in his film recreating the shock of his meeting with the artist and already shows him moving into the fringes himself. (Muriel Andrin, Université Libre de Bruxelles).

623MB | 26m 00s | 796×576 | mkv



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