Pierre Alferi - Videos
Pierre Alferi, French poet, novelist and filmmaker, discusses the difference between fabricated and recorded images, and the question of realism in cinema, focusing on the work of Len Lye, especially his films 'Color Cry' and 'Free Radicals', the end of cinema, in virtue of fabricated images and the problems inherent to realism. European Graduate School EGS
Pierre Alferi, French poet, novelist and filmmaker, lectures on poetry, religion and prophecy, discussing the differences between modes of expression, poetry, religion and experimental film, the logic of prophesy and its relationship to art. European Graduate School EGS
Pierre Alferi, French poet, novelist and filmmaker, lecturing on the duality between the literal and the symbolic in film, discussing the tense, undermining and at times even contradictory relationship between literal and symbolic, both in narrative and in images, religious undertones, the unconscious, and affective art. European Graduate School EGS
Pierre Alferi, French poet, novelist and filmmaker, discussing movement in cinema, the relationships between movement and color, movement and shape, movement and meaning, movement and narrative, and movement and time. European Graduate School EGS
Pierre Alferi discussing the purposes and intentions behind experimental cinema, the films of Oskar Fischinger, Stan Brakhage, and 1920's and 1930's experimental cinema, in order to explore both the intentions behind them as well as their affects, in terms of elements as simple as color and speed, all the way through the levels of representation, and into explicit ideological content. European Graduate School EGS
Pierre Alferi, French poet, novelist and filmmaker, lectures on the three paralogisms of realism in narrative cinema. The three paralogisms -mise-en-scene, photo realism, and realistic narration -- Alferi argues, condense into the paradoxical statement that narrative-realism in cinema must lie in order to give the perception of truth. Alferi also touches on the ideal/ideal of cinema, the materiality of light, mediums of appearing, knowing and deceiving, Balzan, Kakavog, Herzog, Rosselini, and the relationship between film and time. European Graduate School EGS
Pierre Alferi, French poet, novelist and filmmaker, lectures on the concept of light, and cinema's utilization of it. Alferi discusses the ontology and non-materiality of light, as well as its use as a medium and a privileged sense. During the lecture Alferi explains that light is the place where being and non-being coincide, as well as the dominant schema of both appearing and knowledge. Alferi also proposes that cinema is not merely a representation of things and being, but also a mode of their contemplation, that is, it is a contemplation on what things and being itself are. European Graduate School EGS
Peter Alferi, cruising through Paris in a cab, speaking about romance and characters, doors that open and neighbors, mystery and conspiracy, perception and distortion of sensations, to mark the publication of "Après vous" (After You) published by POL, May 4, 2010
Pierre Alferi, French poet and writer showing one of his movies, reading some of his works, talking about his work, films, writing, form, shapes, colors, ideas, dreams, poems, poetry, Isabel Löfgren, narrative, memory, identity, representation, meaning, and words. Free public open video lecture for the students and faculty of the European Graduate School EGS, Media and Communication Studies department program, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, 2008.
Pierre Alferi, French poet and writer, reading and discussing poetry, focusing on a multimedia DVD created in collaboration with sculptor Jacques Julien; including references to Jules Verne. European Graduate School, EGS Media and Communications Program Studies Department, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe 2007. Pierre Alferi
Poetry reading and discussion about poetry, lyrics and language with French poet Pierre Alferi. European Graduate School, EGS Media and Communications Program Studies Department, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, Europe 2006
Pierre Alferi, French poet, filmmaker & philosopher, reading poetry, Alferi presents some screen-based poetic experiments, and discusses his work, films and thoughts, and the nightingale. European Graduate School EGS, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, 2006
Pierre Alferi reads (in French) an excerpt from his book "Sentimentale Journée" (1997).