Film screening with the artist Robert Cahen
Synopsis: The images filmed in 2005 and 2006 in Yemen aimed to capture the beauty and mysteries of the land of the Queen of Sheba, with its important tribal system, the pillar of its social structure. Since 2014, a terrible, endless war has been shaking and bruising this country.
May this film, these images shot in a peaceful Yemen, be a testimony and a call for an end to this “forgotten” war.
Robert Cahen (born in 1945) lives and works in Mulhouse, France.
Video artist, filmmaker and composer by training, Robert Cahen comes from the frontiers between the arts. He graduated from the CNSM in Paris in 1971 (class of Pierre Schaeffer) and brought to video the technical and linguistic experiments of the musique concrète school. A significant figure in video creation, his work is recognisable by the way he treats slow motion and explores sound in relation to image, to build his poetic universe. Robert Cahen was awarded the “Villa Médicis Hors les Murs” grant in 1992. In 1995 he designed a permanent urban video installation in Lille, on the Euralille site. Since 1997, he has participated with his video installations in numerous international exhibitions of contemporary art in Switzerland, England, Germany, Italy, Canada, France, Chile, the United States, Argentina, Peru, Vietnam, China… The artist’s works are part of numerous public collections in France (MNAM, Paris; MAMCS, Strasbourg) and abroad (MoMA, New York; Harris Museum, Preston; ZKM, Karlsruhe).
Pixea Studio, La Cinéfiliale, Robert Cahen © 2022
Free projection on registration, on Friday the 28th of January at 7 p.m in Apollonia Venue – 23 rue Boecklin 67000 Strasbourg.
Wearing mask and showing sanitary pass are mandatory.
Movie’s duration : 38 min