Special Screening of ‘Venice Beach, CA’ by artist and filmmaker Marion Naccache, from Rio de Janeiro, about people living at the beach in the early morning in Venice, CA. Naccache will be in LA until December 1st, so this is our opportunity to have her in the room to be part of the conversation as well.
About Venice Beach, CA
The artist and filmmaker Marion Naccache lives between Paris and Rio de Janeiro. She has directed two films, has been the co-director of the Paris Underground Film Festival (PIUFF), and the co-director and co-founder of the Paris Strip Film Festival (2003-2007). Her installations and photographs have been exhibited at the Southard Reid Gallery in London and at the Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers in France, among others.
Marion Naccache’s films work to reinvent the documentary form of anthropological “cinema-vérité” in the tradition of Jean Rouch and Frederick Wiseman. Since 2010, she has been working on an urban beach trilogy, a visual sociology of the spaces of leisure, eviction or refuge from urban models of productivity. The first installment of the trilogy recorded the final moments of Coney Island’s Astroland, a run-down “space-age” amusement park that had been in operation since the 1960s in New York. Coney Island (Last Summer) (2010) was an incisive and wistful homage to the freedom of long beach day afternoons away from the imperatives of capitalist production and its normative
identities. Arpoador followed in 2015. This film concentrated its observation on 80 square meters of a beach in Rio de Janeiro at the “social” moment of sunset. For the third installment, Naccache, Venice Beach CA will focus on Venice Beach in the early morning following the life of its “homeless” inhabitants.
Naccache is planning an installation with the completed films at the Helio Oiticica and Oi futuro Flamengo spaces in Rio de Janeiro, at the Casa do Povo in Sao Paulo, and at the Confort Moderne Gallery in Poitiers.