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Economies du compte à rebours dans les pratiques contemporaines

Abstract : « 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, JETZT! » In 1929, the first countdown appears on cinema screens in Fritz Lang's Frau im Mond. A countdown is a cinematographic process which introduces tension in a film or a piece of work. Since then, countdowns have invaded our daily lives in several forms and for multiple durations. This research focused in detecting, evaluating and comparing a selection of counts in contemporary artistic productions. The works of artists like Philippe Parreno, Douglas Gordon, Gianni Motti, Yann Sérandour, claude rutault or Dan Graham support this research. These practices have been discussed with the writings of novelists and theorists such as Krzysztof Pomian, Jean-Philippe Toussaint, Hartmut Rosa, H.G. Wells, François Hartog, Jorge Luis Borges, Jean Norton Cru, Mathias Rollot and George Kubler in order to test the subjects of an event or an expectation. This thesis in arts offers an original reading of the subject of time, echoing with the modern frenzy and its diktat of the short term, while arguing a plasticity of time by the exercise of compression. This research has clear links to my artistic practice. A practice that raises the question of the time of a work and its reception. Several of my works are presented here. Also temporal experiences, works, exhibitions and testimonies punctuate this piece in order to put into perspective two degrees of a work’s existence: its trace and/or its experience. This research is divided into three points. The countdown was experienced, counted down and exposed in the operation of its reversal.
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Adrien Abline. Economies du compte à rebours dans les pratiques contemporaines. Art et histoire de l'art. Université Panthéon-Sorbonne - Paris I, 2020. Français. ⟨NNT : 2020PA01H303⟩. ⟨tel-03027957⟩



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