Domenica sera - 27.06.04- François Bucher:" White Balance (to think is to
forget differences)"

1. Su questa domenica
2. Sul film che vedremo
3. Su François Bucher


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white balance:

1. Su questa domenica

Cosa: François Bucher "White Balance (to think is to forget differences)
Quando: 7:00 pm, Domenica 27 Giugno, 2004
Dove: Calle del Forno 296/b Giudecca,
(prendere il vaporetto numero 82, fermata Palanca,
girare a sinistra subito scesi dal vaporetto -
SECONDA calle del forno a destra)
Chi: tutti sono invitati con qualche boccone e bibita
(per una cenetta al volo dopo la proiezione)

Per continuare la sessione sui film di giovani artisti Intorno incontra
François Bucher, artista colombiano con cui vedremo il suo ultimo lavoro
"White Balance (to think is to forget differences)".
L'artista sta inoltre iniziando un nuovo lavoro con Pedro Paixao, autore
del film proiettato da Intorno il 3 Giugno scorso

Approfittiamo dell'occasione per bere un bicchiere insieme ed avviare la
'loose tongue'.

2. Sul film che vedremo

Title: White Balance (to think is to forget differences)
By: François Bucher
Date: 2002
Duration: 30 minutes

White Balance (to think is to forget differences) is an effort to uncover
the geographies of power, the frontiers of privilege. It revisits this
problem from different angles, creating short circuits of meaning which
are hosted by improbable audiovisual matches. Media and internet footage
is intermixed with images shot in downtown Manhattan before and after the
September 11th attacks.

The video presents a question that needs to be
visited over and over, a question that is always and necessarily larger
than ourselves. Yvonne Rainer asked this question in her film Privilege:
" 'permanent recovering racists' the most we can ever be?" In this
sense, offering a meta narrative that would pretend to describe the issues
at stake, is a failure to understand the layers of unspeakability that are
hidden in the question of whiteness.

The piece opts for a poetic language,
an address that seeks to arouse thought by concentrating on the openings
of the audiovisual experience, in the short-lived moment of the

3. Su François Bucher

FRANÇOIS BUCHER is an artist from Cali, Colombia; he lives and works in
New York City. Bucher’s work investigates "the image" as it circulates in
contemporary culture. His reflection focuses on cinema and television
highlighting a politics of the moving image.He is co-editor of Valdez Magazine.

From 1999-2000 he attended The Whitney
Museum Independent Study Program in New York. His work has been exhibited
internationally, most recently including a solo exhibition at Location
One, New York, 2002, and Empire/State, artists engaging globalization,
Whitney Museum Independent Study Program exhibition, 2002. ; The Turner
Prize Film Program at The Tate Gallery, London, 2002; The S-Files, Museo
del Barrio, 2003; White Box, New York, 2002; Smack Mellon Studios, New
York, 2002, 2003; Prague Biennial, 2003; 24/7, CAC, Vilnus, 2003. He
recently won first prize at VideoEx, 2003, Zurich; The Prize of the Jury
in Videolisboa, 2003, and the Werkleitz Award 2004 in Transmediale,

Bucher's work has been exhibited internationally in group and solo shows.
His video work has shown at the Oberhausen Film Festival; the Indonesian
Independent Film-Video Festival; Impakt Festival, the Netherlands; the
Kassel Documentary Film Festival; and the Cinema Paradise Festival in
Honolulu. He is currently working on a new film, commissioned by Gallery
Porta 33 in Maderia, in collaboration with Pedro Paixao.
Bucher won a prize from the Alliance Française in Bogotà, Colombia-a
residency at La Cité des Arts, Paris, commencing 2003. He was also a
recipient of The New York City Media Arts Grant of The Jerome Foundation,
in 2000.