Another special addition to Jean-Luc Godard's project Acceuil livre d’image is an invitation to visit Rotterdam's famous Pauluskerk. This community centre temporarily houses Godard’s improvised video Maquette expo (reportage amateur). Made from the most humble materials, the cardboard maquette under scrutiny suggests an ambitious dialogue between cinema, painting and literature, very much in accordance with the mindset Godard developed for his Histoire(s) du Cinéma (1980-98). The voice that gives us a guided tour through the table-top model is by Godard himself.
An unseen – and thus far unofficial – title in his filmography, this commentary on his initial (and subsequently abandoned) design for a Pompidou exhibition allows us a unique insight into the associative thinking of this filmmaker-philosopher. The actual, compromised version of the exhibition was no less of a provocation and is still heavily debated today, spawning both a book (Godard, le dos au musée – Histoire d’une exposition) and a documentary (Le désordre exposé).
Fri 25 to Wed 30 Jan, 09:30-16:30, Pauluskerk, free admission