CHRISTIAN LEBRAT: VIBRATIONS

Christian Lebrat, born in 1952 in Paris, is an internationally acclaimed artist with a career spanning four decades. He is a filmmaker, video artist, performance artist and photographer, as well as a publisher, curator and writer. In 1985 he founded Paris Expérimental, a publishing company entirely devoted to publishing theoretical and historical texts on avant-garde and experimental cinema.

“My interest in color perhaps started with an exhibition that I saw.  I had always been very interested in painting.  One of the greatest emotions I’ve ever felt was in 1972, when I saw the Mark Rothko retrospective at the Grand Palais. That day – I still remember – I spent two hours in a single room of the exhibition, where there were four immense paintings that overwhelmed me with color; I was completely dumbstruck – transformed, even – by the contact I had with these works.  It was then that I discovered the power of color.”

– Christian Lebrat

This DVD edition entitled VIBRATIONS, brings together 9 key moving image works created by the filmmaker over a ten-year period (1976-1985). Each film focus on an aspect of his experimentation with the use of color in cinema. The publication is accompanied by a 39-page booklet that includes an artist’s statement; an interview with the filmmaker by Vincent Deville & Émeric de Lastens, in which Lebrat provides detailed explanations about his strategy in creating each film; and a filmography.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

  Contents

Format: DVD-PAL / Region 0
(No Regional Code)

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VIBRATIONS
(France, 1976-1985)

Director: Christian Lebrat

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FILM NUMÉRO DEUX
(France, 1976)

• 4 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Sound

COULEURS DÉLICIEUSES SUR FOND BLEU
(France, 1976)

• 9 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Sound

ORGANISATION I
(France, 1977)

• 5 minutes
• 16mm
• Color (yellow-red-blue)
• Sound

LIMINAL MINIMAL I ET II
(France, 1977)

• 17 minutes
• 16mm
• Performances for two projectors
• Sound

RÉSEAUX
(France, 1978)

• 8 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Sound

TRAMA
(France, 1978-1980)

• 10 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Sound

AUTOPORTRAIT AU DISPOSITIF
(France, 1981)

• 9 minutes
• 16mm
• Black & Green
• Sound

HOLON
(France, 1981-82)

• 13 minutes
• 16mm
• Color
• Sound

LE MOTEUR DE L'ACTION (A.M.D)
(France, 1985)

• 8
• 16mm
• B&W
• Sound

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Total Running Time: 01:21:00

Booklet Text: Christian Lebrat, Vincent Deville & Émeric de Lastens (Bilingual English & French)

Published By: Re:Voir Video

Institutional Price: $250 (plus shipping)

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