A film by Gilles Coudert
Year of production: 2021
Duration: 52 min.
French & English subtitles
The film by Gilles Coudert tells the story of the unusual destiny of Jean Dupuy and delves into the sensitive, human, quixotic and extraordinary adventures of Dupuy’s life and work. The film is a portrait of a person with multiple lives: trailblazer in technological art, performer and organiser-extraordinaire of artistic soirées in the effervescence of New York in the 1970-1980’s, who became a ‘graphologist’, hermit, tinkerer and anagrammer who withdrew at the end of his life to Pierrefeu, a perched village at the top of a mountain in the hinterland of Nice. The film weaves in private conversations between Jean Dupuy and the film director, and personal testimony from Patricia Brignone, Catherine Cattaneo, Augustin Dupuy, Alexandre Gérard, Arnaud Labelle-Rojoux, Éric Mangion, Jeffrey Perkins, Julia Robinson and Christian Xatrec. Most of the archive images are seen here for the first time, and enable viewers to follow Dupuy’s itinerary and place his actions in their historic and artistic context.
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Art contemporain, Exposition, Performance, Poésie, Prod (eng)