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Pythagoras Film

Film cycle

Deborah Stratman

All the world began with a yes

From 02 to 07 April 2024

Jeu de Paume – Paris

The Jeu de Paume is devoting its spring cinema programme to American artist and director Deborah Stratman, with the screening of a selection of her films in the auditorium, from 2 to 7 April 2024.

With a rich back catalogue of some thirty films, at the crossroads between documentary, essay, and experimental cinema, and the most well-known part of an artistic practice that also extends to drawing, photography, sculpture, publishing, and installation, this dense and captivating body of work explores how questions of power, control, knowledge, and belief play out in physical environments. A lover of science, Stratman addresses a multiplicity of subjects: surveillance, freedom, patriotism, chasms, levitation, birds of prey, comets, evolution, extinction, and faith. She draws on vast systems of knowledge, including acoustics, geology, and astrophysics, to create poetically rigorous and politically timely works that transcend knowledge and veer towards magic.