Hors Pistes Tokyo 2012 : Chris Marker, regards croisés

June 3rd, 9th and 10th 

@ Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo, Espace Images From 2012, HORS PISTES TOKYO will present every year an artist whose works shake the norms and move the lines between genres and filmic objects. Chris Marker, major figure of cinema, will be the first of this series. The Institut Franco-Japonais de Tokyo and HORS PISTES TOKYO suggest to explore his original relationship to Japan with a special program of films, conference and performance.


Born in 1921, Chris Marker is a filmmaker, photographer, writer, and artist. Marker met Alain Resnais in 1952 and collaborated with him in Statues Also Die. He has traveled all over the world and shot many documentaries. In 1962, he directed The Pier,which he made using still photos. Today, he has become a cult figure. His works include a wide range of art forms, such as films, multi-media installations, novels and essays. Hors Pistes Tokyo will screen his works on June 3, 9 and 10 at L’Institut franco-japonais de Tokyo.

Chris Marker, crossings 6/3 (Sun)

Chris Marker, crossings 6/9 (Sat)

Chris Marker, crossings 6/10 (Sun)

Organized by: Hors Pistes Tokyo/Centre Pompidou, Institut Franco-japonais de Tokyo In collaboration with Centre Culturel de l’Athénée Français, Videoart Center Tokyo Support: Pola Foundation for Art, The Asahi Shimbun Foundation