Marc COMESUp There (Jivan) 2003

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What this is about

Narrates the passion of 13 year old Jivan. Water as violence, as mechanics, a futurist bathtub as an amniotic sac, the intensities of light. Jivan opens up his eyes. He folds his felt and steps into the open.

"»Jivan« is a psychological art work in the tradition of european experimental filmmaking in which sound and image create an intermediate relationship. The film succeeds in using new aesthetic expressions for traditional poetic forms of film-making. The work manages to turn layers of materials and surfaces into moments of perception and consciousness." Werkleitz Award Osnabrück 2003

About the artist

Marc Comes works as a writer, director, photographer and editor, seeing himself in the french meaning as »realisateur«. MC started as an photographer and became socialised with the cologne art scene in the early nineties. He collaborated with artists such as Rosemarie Trockel, Carsten Höller and others and created his own short films and commissioned works for international brands. His work and collaborations have won several awards and are represented in various international collections.