#BJ_Cires, BlankPaper, 30.05.2013 [eng

In may we had the most complex experiment at the moment, you can call it an photobook opera. Juan Cires mixed all the media he was able to -lecture, painting, cinema, music, speech…- and a live performance with actual photobooks to tell a story and called it ‘Fuga’ [Fugue]. As it is also a bit complex for me to explain, let’s see the video he made with all those works:

It’s only subtitled in spanish. And it’s also published in his website devoted to photobooks cuatrocuerpos.com

This session was announced with this poster made by Juan Cires:
Poster for 'Fuga', the bookjockey session by Juan Cires in BlankPaper on may 2013

Poster for ‘Fuga/Fugue’, the bookjockey session by Juan Cires in BlankPaper on may 2013

As you can see in the credits, ingredients for a ‘Fugue’ are:

Свой среди чужих, чужой среди своих (At Home Among Strangers, a Stranger Among His Own)
Nikita Mijalkov (direction), Eduard Artémiev (music), et. al.
Mosfilm, 1974

The Crying of Lot 49
Thomas Pynchon
J. B. Lippincott, 1965

Bordando el manto terrestre (Embroidering Earths Mantle)
Remedios Varo
1961

Punto de fuga (Vanishing point)
Franco Farinelli
interview by Helena Tatay for Cartografías Contemporáneas exhibition by Obra Social La Caixa, 2012

Piedra fundamental (Cornerstone)
Alejandra Pizarnik
in El infierno musical, Siglo XXI, 1971
reading and realization by Alejandra Moglia
hablodemi.wordpress.com

Pavane pour une infante défunte
Maurice Ravel
1899

L’important c’est d’aimer (That Most Important Thing: Love)
Andrzej Zulawski (direction), Ricardo Aronovich (photography),
Georges Delerue (music), et. al.
S. N. Prodis, 1975

Heads
Philip-Lorca diCorcia
Steidl, 2001

La Justa (Jousting)
Mateo Flecha
1581

The Searchers
John Ford (direction), Winton C. Hoch (photography), et. al.
Warner Bros., 1956

Elisabeth – I want to eat
Mariken Wessels
Alauda Publications, 2008

Queen Ann. P.S. Belly cut off
Mariken Wessels
Alauda Publications, 2010

El Pony Bravo
Pony Bravo
in Si bajo de espalda no me da miedo
El Rancho, 2008

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
F. W. Murnau (direction), Charles Rosher, Karl Struss (photography), Maurice Baron (música), et. al.
Fox Film Corporation, 1927

Far Cry
Paolo Nozolino
Steidl, 2005

Love on the left bank
Ed van der Elsken
Dewi Lewis Publishing, 1999
reedition of original book published by Bezige Bij, Rowohlt Verlag and André Deutsch on 1956

Ne me quitte pas
Jacques Brel, 1959
performed by Pau de Nut

Зеркало (The Mirror)
Andréi Tarkovski (direction), Georgi Rerberg (photography), Eduard Artémiev (music), et. al.
Mosfilm, 1975

Gitanos (Gypsies)
Josef Koudelka
Lunwerg, 2011

Fiction
Michael Ackerman
Delpire, 2001

Shadow Chamber
Roger Ballen
Phaidon, 2005

Beautiful Boyz
CocoRosie
in Noah’s Ark
Touch and Go Records, 2005

Комиссар (The Commissar)
Aleksandr Askoldov (direction), Valeri Ginzburg (photography), Alfred Shnitke (music), et. al.
Gorky Film Studio, 1967

Die Toten (The Dead)
Hans-Peter Feldmann
Feldmann Verlag, 1998

Manipolazione di Cultura – Manipulation der Kultur (Manipulation of Culture)
Fabio Mauri
La Nuova Foglio Editrice, 1976

The Map
Kikuji Kawada
Nazraeli Press, 2005
reedition of original book 地図 published by Suppan-sha on 1965

The Last Cosmology
Kikuji Kawada
491, 1995

From Nagasaki Days (Everybody’s Fantasy)
Philip Glass
in The Hydrogen Jukebox
based on poems by Allen Ginsberg
1990

Ausência (Absence)
Vinicius de Moraes, Marília Medalha
in A Canção e a Voz de Marília Medalha na Poesia de Vinicius de Moraes
Universal, 1972

And finally how social media reflects the session:
BJ_Cires on storify

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