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DVD Works & Process : Daniel Buren / Volume 2

Public price: 20,00 €


This double DVD is dedicated to the work of French artist Daniel Buren: it is the 2nd title dedicated to this artist in the “Works & Process” collection. This double DVD offers different documentary approaches to the works of Daniel Buren, nearly 3 hours of program composed of 5 films by Gilles Coudert. This edition offers all the films on the DVD in English subtitles.



1 – Observatory of light, Fondation Louis Vuitton (2016 / 25 min.)
A film by Gilles Coudert

Prize for the best documentary in the “art” section at the Rome International Documentary Film Festival on Art and Architecture 2017.


Designed in dialogue with the Frank Gehry building, Daniel Buren’s work, Observatory of light, is spread across all the windows of the Louis Vuitton Foundation, an emblematic element of the building. This film follows the evolution of the work from the installation of the colored filters to its discovery by visitors who give us their impressions.
Daniel Buren talks to us about his work and its challenges, accompanied by the curator Suzanne Pagé and the engineer Nicolas Paschal, who in turn discuss the work and the artist.


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2 – Echos, Travaux in situ, Centre Pompidou-Metz (2011 / 16 min.)
A film by Gilles Coudert

Film selected at the ARTECINEMA Festival 2012.


In 2011, the Centre Pompidou-Metz invited Daniel Buren to take over one entire floor at the museum designed by architects Shigeru Ban and Jean de Gastines. Daniel Buren proposed two installations: “La ville empruntée, multipliée” (“City Borrowed, Multiplied”) and “Cabanes éclatées, imbriquées” (“Cabins, Exploded View, Nested”). Each questions, in its own way, this new museum space. Daniel Buren and Hélène Guenin, deputy manager of Programs give new directions for thinking about how we view these works. Laurent Le Bon, director of the Center Pompidou-Metz tells us how the artist rebounded to create a third proposal in dialogue with the architecture of the Center.


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3 – La Coupure, Musée Picasso (2009 / 24 min.)
A film by Gilles Coudert

Daniel Buren’s installation at the Picasso Museum in Paris, entitled “La Coupure” (Cutoff) probes the symmetry of the architecture at the Salé mansion, and calls into play the interior space just before the museum was closed for major renovation work. Daniel Buren discusses the challenges he faced and his connection with Pablo Picasso. Visitors and museum guards share their experience with Daniel Buren’s creation.




1 – Monumenta, Grand Palais (2013 / 50 min.)
A film by Gilles Coudert

Film selected at FIFA Montréal 2014 and at Festival ARTECINEMA 2013.


During the 2012 Monumenta event at the Grand Palais in Paris, Daniel Buren created “Excentrique(s), travail in situ” (“Eccentric, Work in situ”). Discussions with partners to the project such as Patrick Bouchain, architect; Marc Sanchez, commissioner; Alexandre Meyer, musician; Guy Lelong, critic and author, provide insights to the work. Through portraits of the people working on the installation and interviews with the public experiencing the event, this documentary film shows the hidden face of the exhibition and the very human dimension of this monumental undertaking. There is also footage of the different artistic events Daniel Buren proposed during the exhibition.


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2 – Pierre Guyotat, Monumenta, Grand Palais (2012 / 46 min.)
A film by Gilles Coudert

Recording of Pierre Guyotat‘s reading in Latin of “De rerum natura” by Lucrèce during one of the evenings of the exhibition “Daniel Buren, Monumenta 2012” at the Grand Palais in Paris.


Available in VOD

More informations

DVD design and production: Gilles Coudert

Double DVD with Amaray box and scabbard – 180 minutes of program / 5 films – French versions – English subtitles – 2 DVD 5 – PAL – Multizone – AC3 Stéréo – 16/9 – EAN 3-760083-750236


December 2016


DVD Works&Process Collection (eng)

Daniel Buren, Gilles Coudert, Sébastien Pluot