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BOOK-DVD BOX SET: Numéro Trois : Variations sur Numéro deux de Jean-Luc Godard

Public price: 20,00 €


A co-publishing a.p.r.e.s éditions / Centre national des arts plastiques.


A 1975 film by Jean-Luc Godard, Numéro deux.

An exhibition Número tres, de la casa a la fábrica at Barcelona’s La Virreina Image Centre in 2012 that uses the works in the collection owned by France’s Centre national des arts plastiques to update the forms, ideas and figures invented by Jean-Luc Godard for Numéro deux. The exhibition’s point of departure is the overlapping of home and factory that provides the basis for the film’s original image, its key scene.

A film by Jordi Vidal that could be seen to upend the ideas Godard propounded in 1975 as well as overturning narrative forms and even the dominant social model, using as its basis an interpretation of the exhibited works.

A series of texts by Pascal Beausse, Nicole Brenez, Antoine Dufeu, Harun Farocki and Kaja Silverman, Eloy Fernández Porta and Carlos Losilla that serve as literary variations on Numéro deux.



“History Minus Zero_No Limit” A film by Jordi Vidal. In collaboration with Andreïna Mastio.


Jordi Vidal is an essay writer and a video maker. He is the author of Servitude et simulacre en temps réel et flux constant (Allia, 2007) and an eponymous film (2008). Andreïna Mastio is a video maker. She is the author of Quand le temps sort de ses gonds (2011). History Minus Zero_No Limit can be describedas upending the ideas propounded by Jean-Luc Godard in his film Numéro deux. It features artists’ works as part of a mise en abyme and dialogue.


With Louigi Beltrame, Philippe Durand, Harun Farocki, Pierre Faure, Dora Garcia, Luigi Ghirri, Liam Gillick, Jean-Luc Godard, Cécile Hartmann, Joreige / Hadjithomas, Valérie Jouve, Florence Lazar, Gianni Motti, François Nouguiès, Julien Prévieux, Marie Reinert, Paola Salerno, Philippe Schwinger / Frédéric Moser, Allan Sekula, Bruno Serralongue, Efrat Shvily, Jean Vigo, Marie Voignier, Bandi Zhao.


This film is a public commission by the Centre national des arts plastiques – ministry of Culture and Communication.



Texts by Pascal Beausse, Nicole Brenez, Antoine Dufeu, Harun Farocki / Kaja Silverman, Eloy Fernández Porta, Carlos Losilla.


Pascal Beausse is in charge of the Centre national des arts plastiques’ photographic collection. Nicole Brenez is a professor of film studies at the University of Paris III and programmer at the Cinémathèque française. Antoine Dufeu is a writer, poet, performer and director. Harun Farocki is an artist, director and film essayist. Eloy Fernández Porta is a critic, essayist, professor of literature and the history of cinema at Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University and performer. Carlos Losilla is an essayist and professor of cinema theory and contemporary genres at Barcelona’s Pompeu Fabra University. Kaja Silverman is Chancellor’s Professor of Rhetoric and Film at the University of California at Berkeley.

More informations

Video DVD: 86 minutes – Original version – French & English subtitles – FILM © 2012 CNAP / Jordi Vidal

BOOK: French/English – 19 x 14 cm – 176 pages (b/w) – TEXTS © 2012 CNAP / Interview Harun Farocki & Kaja Silverman © 2012 NYUP, New York


April 2013


Variations on… Collection

Allan Sekula, Antoine Dufeu, Bandi Zhao, Barcelone, Bruno Serralongue, Carlos Losilla, Cécile Hartmann, Dora Garcia, Efrat Shvily, Eloy Fernàndez Porta, Florence Lazar, François Nouguiès, Frédéric Moser, Gianni Motti, Hadjithomas, Harun Farocki, Jean Vigo, Jean-Luc Godard, Jordi Vidal, Joreige, Julien Prévieux, Kaja Silverman, Liam Gillick, Louidgi Beltrame, Luigi Ghirri, Marie Reinert, Marie Voigner, Nicole Brenez, Paola Salerno, Pascal Beausse, Philippe Durand, Philippe Schwinger, Pierre Faure, Valérie Jouve