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.).
|Publisher||Whitechapel Gallery and Toynbee Studios|
|Number of pages||136|
|Place of Publication||London|
|Publication status||Published - 16 Apr 2014|