Guest year Colombia-France 2017
Critic and theoretician of cinema and literature. He studied letters, founded the magazine Artsept. He published Le Livre des autres, a great book of interviews with Michel Foucault, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, Pierre Francastel, etc., making great thinkers of some past generation widely known. He participated in a famous exhibition on images, Passages de l'image, de (1989), at the Center Georges Pompidou, with Christine Van Assche and Catherine David. In 1991, with Serge Daney, he created the magazine Trafic. In his research The body of cinema: hypnosis, emotions, animalities, published in 2009, he fundamentally contributes to the understanding of the functioning of the cinematographic image. Touching the themes: historical conjunction between psychoanalysis and cinema; direct relationship between hypnosis and cinema; and the animal as a symbol in the cinematographic narrative. For many years, one of his main areas of research was what he himself called "L'Entre-Images", a permanent reassessment of mutations and exchanges between different image media, in which he tries each time more focused on installations and different image and sound devices, from the avant-garde of cinema and plastic arts.