Alejandro Cesarco.
Learning the Language (Present Continuous I)
Catalogue of the exhibition

Part of the Satellite Programme, Learning the Language (Present Continuous I) accompanies the exhibition of Alejandro Cesarco in which he presents a video portrait of the nonagenarian Argentine pianist Margarita Fernández. The book provides a complementary portrait of her through her writings. It includes the text of a lecture given by Margarita Fernández on the analysis of the filmic and musical writing that emerges between the Andantino of Franz Schubert’s Sonata in A major and Robert Bresson’s film Au hasard Balthasar, which used it as a musical theme.

For Cesarco, it is a continuation of his research into narrative structures and translation. Here he focuses on twists and turns and possible transpositions – from music to film, from film to music, and so on. Language has become a matter of motifs, resurgences and combinations, structured like a musical ensemble.

Texts by Margarita Fernández and Martín Bauer

Co-edition: Jeu de Paume / CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux / Museo Amparo
Spirals, 15 × 21 cm, 66 pages, b & w ill.
Trilingual Spanish / French / English
Price: 14 euros

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