From 12 June at Nyon Castle, Visions du Réel will present sentiments, signes, passions – à propos du livre d'image, an all-new exhibition conceived with Jean-Luc Godard.

sentiments, signes, passions – à propos du livre d'image, an all-new exhibition conceived with Jean-Luc Godard and  Fabrice Aragno. A carte blanche to the filmmaker, entitled passions, signes, sentiments, should also have been on the programme of the 51st edition of the Festival.

Le livre d’image (2018) is the latest film by Jean-Luc Godard, the French-Swiss filmmaker who lives in Rolle, and is connected to the City of Nyon through his personal history. A monument of world cinema, the highly prolific director has profoundly influenced and shaken up the cinematic art with his unclassifiable and revolutionarystyle. The exhibition, conceived with the filmmaker in a dialogue initiated two years ago, covers the cutting of the film in six parts. It fragments, and breaks down each part of the work, both in terms of sound and vision, distancing itself from the linear filmic format and creating an entirely different type of experience and relationship with image. The five chapters of the film and their epilogue will thus be reinterpreted within six rooms in Nyon Castle.

Following the same concept as Jean-Luc Godard’s exhibition at the Pompidou Centre in 2006, sentiments, signes, passions takes root in an approach located within the heritage of Henri Langlois and his film museum, which mixed posters, models and drawings so as to give a physical form to the very idea of editing

The exhibition enables the public from here and elsewhere to understand the work of the legendary filmmaker in a new guise, enjoying an all-new experience.

The exhibition is proposed by Visions du Réel and presented in collaboration with Nyon Castle, with the support of the Canton of Vaud, the City of Nyon, the Region of Nyon and the Jan Michalski Foundation.

Creation: Jean-Luc Godard
Design and production: Fabrice Aragno
Coordination: Mathieu Rohrer, Aurélien Marsais
Proposed by Visions du Réel – Émilie Bujès