EN - A group of people have been reading the same book together for 30 years, with each journey from the first to the last page taking 11 years. Once they reach the last word, a very enigmatic 'the', they begin again with the first word, 'riverrun'. The text appears inexhaustible; its interpretation endless and its inconclusive nature fascinating.

NL - Een groep mensen leest samen een boek gedurende dertig jaar. Ze hebben het opnieuw en opnieuw gelezen en elke lectuur van het boek, van de eerste tot de laatste pagina, nam elf jaar in beslag. Wanneer ze bij het laatste woord komen, het erg enigmatische 'the', beginnen ze opnieuw bij het eerste woord, 'riverrun'. De tekst blijkt onuitputtelijk te zijn, met een eindeloze stroom aan interpretatiemogelijkheden. De onbesliste aard van de tekst werkt opwindend. Het is alsof de wereld buiten deze leesruimte ophoudt met bestaan of misschien bestaat ze net daarom.

FR - Une vingtaine de personnes lisent un livre ensemble depuis trente ans. Elles l'ont lu et relu, de la première à la dernière page durant onze années. Une fois arrivées au dernier mot – un 'the', très énigmatique –, elles recommencent au premier mot - 'riverrun'. Le texte s'avère inépuisable, son interprétation sans fin, le caractère ouvert de cette lecture exaltant. Au dehors de la pièce où se déroule la lecture, le monde semble cesser d'exister, à moins que – qui sait? – il n’existe justement qu’à cause d'elle.

Info

Title The Joycean Society
Original title The Joycean Society
Original language English
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Experimental
Year 2013
World première / first public presentation 2013-05-28

Credits

Cast Fritz Senn, Sabrina Alonso, Ron Ewart, Tad Lauer, Hansruedi Isler M.D., Mary Moore, Seamus Hughes, Janos Biro, Walter Albrecht, Andrea Matha, Marc Emmenegger, Gabi Schneider, Sylvia Herzig, Andreas Flückiger, Dora García, Jan Mech & Geert Lernout
Photography Arturo Solis
Editing Dora Garcia, Inneke Van Waeyenberghe, Thomas Depas
Sound Laszlo Umbreit, Christophe Deramaix
Music Jan Mech

Technical specs

Running time film 53'
Release format DCP
Other available formats Apple ProRes, Blu-ray
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by the Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Atelier Graphoui, LUCA School of Arts, Argos - Centre for Art & Media

Festivals

Ruler Helsinki (FI), Oct 29 – Nov 20, 2016 Contemporary Art Museum of Estonia Tallinn (EE), Sep 22 – Oct 30, 2016 AZKUNA art center Bilbao (ES), Mar 10, 2016 Museo de Arte Queretaro Querétaro (MX), Mar 3, 2016 Mite-Ugro project space Gwangju (KR), Jan 22, 2016 Museu De L'Empordà Figueres (ES), Dec 4, 2015 The Power PlantToronto (CA), Sep 25, 2015 – Jan 3, 2016 Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam (NL), Sep 19, 2015 – Jan 10, 2016 Performing Art Forum St Erme Outre et Ramecourt (FR), Aug 25, 2015 Écrivains en bord de mer La Baule (FR), Jul 18, 2015 Studentski Centar Zagreb (HR), Jun 16, 2015 CAC Vilnius (LT), Jun 5, 2015 Cultural Services of the French Embassy New York (US), Apr 24, 2015 Art Cologne Cologne (DE), Apr 16-19, 2015 Ecole des Beaux-arts Paris (FR), Apr 9 – Jun 7, 2015 Villa Arson Nice (FR), Apr 7, 2015 Numax Santiago de Compostela (ES), Apr 1-12, 2015 Punkt Ø- Galleri F 15 & Momentum Moss (NO), Mar 28 – May 31, 2015 Kosmopolis Barcelona (ES), Mar 21, 2015 Kinokulture Shropshire (GB), Mar 18, 2015 Museo de Arte Latinoamericano Buenos Aires (AR), Dec 17, 2014 Festival Internacional de Cine Gijon (ES), Nov 28-29, 2014 NU Performance Tallinn (EE), Nov 20-21, 2014 Festival du Film sur l'Art Brussel (BE), Nov 16, 2014 — 17:30 CPH:DOXCopenhagen (DK), Nov 6-16, 2014 Festival International du Film de La Roche sur Yon (FR), Oct 19, 2014 BAFICI Itinerante Montevideo (UY), Oct 16, 2014 BAFICI Itinerante Cordoba (AR), Oct 16-19, 2014 Frieze London (GB), Oct 15-18, 2014 Film i Samtidskonsten Stockholm (SE), Oct 13, 2014 FestiFreak Buenos Aires (AR), Oct 10-19, 2014 BAFICI Itinerante Bahía Blanca (AR), Oct 2, 2014 SUBURBAN-PS Rotterdam (NL), Sep 20 – Oct 5, 2014 Bafici Itinerante Mendoza (AR), Aug 19, 2014 Cineclub Municipal Hugo del Carril Cordoba (AR), Jul 26-29, 2014 Royal Academy of the Arts Den Haag (NL), Jul 10, 2014 Cineclub Municipal Hugo del Carril Cordoba (AR), Jun 26-29, 2014 Belluard Bollwerk International Fribourg (CH), Jun 26 – Jul 5, 2014 Lit Show Film Festival Venice (US), Jun 22, 2014 Musée McCord Montreal (CA), Jun 12-13, 2014 Vdrome Milano (IT), Jun 8-17, 2014 Instituto Torcuato di Tella Buenos Aires (AR), May 30, 2014 Edoc Festival Quito (EC), May 22 – Jun 8, 2014 Fonderie Darling Montreal (CA), May 21 – Aug 27, 2014 Literaire Kring Academisch Genootschap Eindhoven (NL), May 20, 2014 Filmoteca de Galicia A Coruna (ES), May 7, 2014 Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente Cosquin (AR), May 7-10, 2014 Instituto Torcuato di Tella Buenos Aires (AR), Apr 13, 2014 Filmmuseum Bologna (IT), Apr 10-13, 2014 City2Cities Utrecht (NL), Apr 5-13, 2014 Bafici Buenos Aires (AR), Apr 2-13, 2014 Film Festival Bradford (GB), Mar 27 – Apr 7, 2014 Koldo Mitxelena Kulturunea San Sebastian (ES), Mar 20 – Aug 6, 2014 Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature Paris (FR), Mar 19, 2014 True / False Film Fest Columbia (US), Feb 27 – Mar 2, 2014 Ficunam Mexico (MX), Feb 27 – Mar 9, 2014 Japan Media Arts Festival Tokyo (JP), Feb 5-16, 2014 Perez Art Museum Miami (US), Jan 30, 2014 International Film Festival Rotterdam (NL), Jan 26-27, 2014 binz39 Zurich (AT), Jan 22, 2014 Luis Strina Gallery Sao Paolo (BR), Dec 17, 2013 – Feb 24, 2014 WielsBrussel (BE), Dec 14, 2013 — 14:00 Galeries Brussel (BE), Dec 13, 2013 — 20:00 Rupert Vilnius (LT), Dec 4-8, 2013 Hackney Picturehouse London (GB), Dec 2, 2013 Ellen de Bruijne Projects Amsterdam (NL), Nov 29 – Dec 21, 2013 Centre d'Art Contemporain Geneva (CH), Nov 26, 2013 – Jan 5, 2014 Metro Kino Bregenz (AT), Nov 23, 2013 RIDM Montreal (CA), Nov 20-24, 2013 DMZ Korean International Documentary Film Festival Gyeonggi-do (KR), Oct 17-23, 2013 Centro José Guerrero Granada (ES), Sep 27 – Dec 8, 2013 Nouveau Musee National Monaco (MC), Sep 22 – Oct 2, 2013 projectesd Barcelona (ES), Sep 13 – Nov 6, 2013 Transcinema Lima (PE), Jul 4-14, 2013 FID Marseille (FR), Jul 4-5, 2013 Biennial Venice (IT), May 29 – Nov 24, 2013

Awards

2014: Special Mention - Transcinema (PE)

Flemish video artists in the spotlight at Art Cologne

This year, Germany’s international art fair Art Cologne (16-19 April) shines a light on film and video work from Flanders and Brussels. Under the title ‘Flanders Moving Image’, work by artists such as Nicolas Provost, Johan Grimonprez and Dora García will be presented.

the_invader_01_trailerThe curators are Professor Philippe Pirotte, rector of the University of Visual Arts, and Fabian Schöneich, curator at the Portikus exposition space in Frankfurt am Main; they offer a focused look into the artistic production of Belgium without emphasising a specific generation or theme.

Published on Monday 30 March 2015

A myriad of Flemish filmmakers selected for FIDMarseille

For this year’s official competition, as well as for certain side events at the International Documentary Festival of Marseille (FIDMarseille, 2-8 July), a variety of Flemish filmmakers have found themselves selected. The Joycean Society by Dora Garcia was picked for the International Competition. For the side event Parallel Screens, the Flemish selectees are Dust Breeding by Sarah Vanagt, Tokyo Giants by Nicolas Provost and An Van Dienderen’s Cherry Blossoms. Finally, Vincent Meessen’s La Poule d’Ombredane was chosen as one of the 2013 FIDLab projects.

As per continuation of previous years’ trend, production company Auguste Orts sees another film into FIDMarseille’s International Competition with the selection of The Joycean Society. Amongst the international jury members we find award-winning Flemish director Sven Augustijnen, who himself presented his film Spectres at 2011’s FIDMarseille, winning a Special Mention.

Published on Monday 1 July 2013

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Director Dora Garcia
Producers Marie Logie
Writers Dora Garcia
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Marie Logie
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