With or Without the Sun

Chris Marker, the film-essay, and the meeting with Japan
Exhibition at SixtyEight Art Institute, Copenhagen
Chris Marker, Sans Soleil, 1983. Photo credit: Argos Films

The exhibition ‘With or Without the Sun‘ explores, with Chris Marker’s seminal essay-film Sans Soleil as its reference point, the development and legacy of the essayistic tradition of filmmaking, both in the west and in Japan. (…) While the films made by western artists and directors often make much of the visual and auditory noise and bustle of technological Japan, many Japanese filmmakers, such as Takayuki Yoshida, are still possessed of the restful and reflective character exemplified by the oeuvre of Ozu.
In addition to the film screenings, the photographs of Fabian Hammerl and Jan Søndergaard contribute just such a ‘quiet’ take on modern Japan, through the eyes of western artists.

Films by Chris Marker, Chip Lord, Jorge Suárez-Quiñones Rivas, Magnus Bärtås, Noriaki Tsuchimoto, Takayuki Yoshida, Thorbjørn Bechmann, UMMMI, Wim Wenders and Yu Kaneko.

Programme organized by Staffan Boije af Gennäs and Christopher Sand-Iversen

9 March – 14 April 2018

Opening 9 March 18:00 – 21:00

SixtyEight Art Institute
Gothersgade 167, Kbh K
Open 11.00 – 18.00 Wednesday to Friday and 13.00 – 17.00 on Saturdays unless otherwise stated.