Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat

Chris Darke, Habda Rashid (Editor)

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    Darke co-edited this catalogue which was conceived as an extension of the exhibition 'Chris Marker: A Grin without a Cat' at the Whitechapel Gallery, presenting rare and previously unseen work by Marker. I secured commissioned translations of two early texts by Marker which have not previously been translated into English: a short story with the English-language title ‘Till the End of Time’ (1947), and a 1950 essay on Jean Cocteau’s film Orphée, written when Marker was not yet a filmmaker and where he considers the poetic possibilities of cinema. I also wanted to present some of the best and most recent French scholarship on Marker, so I commissioned the first English-language translations of Raymond Bellour’s 2012 essay ‘Marker Forever’, and of the chapter entitled ‘Image (voyage)’ from Arnaud Lambert’s wide-ranging French-language study Also Known as Chris Marker (2012, 2nd ed.).
    Original languageEnglish
    TypeExhibition Catalogue
    PublisherWhitechapel Gallery and Toynbee Studios
    Number of pages136
    Place of PublicationLondon
    ISBN (Print)978-0854882281
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Apr 2014

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