Nuria Delormes, a young anarchist banned from Aquilonia for inciting sedition, travels through the Hyboraean lands in order to understand which of the political and social systems that make up the known world is the fairest. Around her, we see the members of her clan of chroniclers, Litus Frabis, a young, intrepid and gossipy horseman who provides for the band’s pittance through various larcenies, schemes and tricks of his own invention, as well as Celsian Déésprès, a horn-maker who specialises in making megaphones useful for advertising, but above all, amplifying prostheses that allow him to increase his hearing tenfold and discreetly pick up on out-of-touch conversations. Last but not least, Deuzic de Landrin, a perspectivist on the verge of breaking up with his family, clings to his black box, which allows him to precisely sketch the territories he has crossed in order to give us the most exact impressions.
Grandeur Nature is the latest film by Arnaud Dezoteux, co-written with Clémence Agnez. It is the result of three years of joint research into issues related to Clémence’s philosophy thesis and the complex filmic devices that characterize Arnaud’s work. It was produced by Glassbox as part of the Causes Mineur project, which aims to translate the practice Live action role-playing game into film. The artist Celsian Langlois signs the sound design, while Benjamin Fraboulet is in charge of the production follow-up, both of them being largely involved in the elaboration of the final result. The team chose to record the sequences and sound tracks while taking part in the Legends of Hyborée game, a massive role-playing game (known as mass-LARP) organized by the Eve Oniris association for the past ten years.
With the support of Dicréam, Lafayette Anticipations, Ultime-Deux, Les ateliers-Canard, Le Cnap
>Opening on Saturday 25 June from 6pm (screening every hour)
>Film on view from 25 June to 13 July, Wednesday to Saturday from 2pm to 7pm
Glassbox, retour sur deux décennies de création contemporaine
Editorial direction : Clémence Agnez
Editorial coordination : Alisson Haguenier
Graphic Design : s.y.n.d.i.c.a.t (Sacha Léopold and François Havegeer)
Editorial direction by period :
1997-2006 – Stefan Nikolaev and Julien Fronsacq, with the help of Gemma Shedden, Pierre Beloüin, Jan Kopp and Frédéric Beaumes.
2007-2011 – Collectif 1.0.3 – (Arnaud Bernus, François Bernus and Anne Couzon Cesca);
2012-2017 – Clémence Agnez and Alisson Haguenier
Coediting Glassbox and Tombolo Presses
Texts by : Clémence Agnez, Saâdane Afif, Jean-Christophe Arcos, Dominique Blais, Nicolas Bourriaud, Collectif 1.0.3, Lucille de Witte, Élie During Flora Katz, Sarah Ihler-Meyer, Irma Name (Hélène Deléan and Clément Caignart), Sabrina Issa, Patrice Joly, Sophie Lapalu, Ingrid Luquet-Gad, Éric Mangion, Olivier Marboeuf, Pedro Morais, Stefan Nikolaev, Hans-Ulrich Obrist, Joël Riff
This book received the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques, the Fondation d’entreprise Ricard and the 11th Arrondissement.
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