Silent Movie

Chris Marker

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The Wexner Center was the first American arts institution to commission an installation from legendary filmmaker Chris Marker (La jetée, Sans soleil, Le fond de l’air est rouge). This publication commemorates Silent Movie, a highly personal response to the one-hundredth anniversary of the invention of cinema that Marker developed as recipient of the Wexner Center Residency Award in media arts for 1994-95.

Silent Movie consisted of a video installation of five monitors, a series of enlarged black-and-white video stills, a series of suggestive intertitles, and computer-designed sketches of movie posters displayed on nearby walls. This catalogue features video stills and intertitles from the installation, an essay "Another Likeness" by media arts curator Bill Horrigan, and an essay "The Rest Is Silent" by artist Chris Marker.

The exhibition was held at the Wexner Center January 28 - April 9, 1995. Click here for more information about the Wexner Center’s exhibitions.


  • 40 pp.
  • Paperback
  • 17 black-and-white illus.
  • 9 x 7 in.
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