Daniel Buren au Grand Palais
by Heinz Peter Schwerfel, France 2012, 26'
PHOTOGRAPHY: Laurent Fénart   SPONSORS: Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée e Centre National des Arts Plastiques
/ dans le cadre de Monumenta 2012 - Daniel Buren
SOUND: Guillaume Valeix  
SOUND MIX: Roger Dupuis  
EDITING: Philippe La Bruyère  
CO-PRODUCTION: SCHUCH Productions / ARTE France Unité Arts et Spectacles    

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film Presented at Lo schermo dell'arte 2012

After having followed projects produced for Monumenta by Christian Boltanski in 2010 and Anish Kapoor in 2011 (both films were screened at Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival), Heinz Peter Schwerfel followed Daniel Buren, protagonist of the noted international art appointment’s 5th Edition, in order to document backstage events and the inauguration of his piece, Excentrique(s), travail in situ.
With the French artist’s cooperation, the director re-traces the course of his work – returning to his first street actions, covering billboard ads with his characteristic vertical bands, up to the modification of the Grand Palais’ spaces through the use of color, light and sound – with commentary provided by Buren, interspersed with suggestive day-and-night footage.

Heinz Peter Schwerfel

Born 1954 in Cologne. Studied philosophy and art history in Aachen and Paris. In 1989, founded production company Artcore Film & Communication and in 2002, the artists’ film festival KunstFilm Biennale in Cologne, where he remained as artistic director until 2009. In 2005, curator for German-speaking films for International Independent Film Festival in Buenos Aires (BAFICI). Starting 2012, founder artistic director of the artists’ film festival Kino der Kunst, Munich. Lives in Cologne and Paris.

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