ANDREI TARKOVSKY

أندريه تاركوفسكي
塔可夫斯基
アンドレイ·タルコフスキー
Андрей Тарковский
Solaris
In Solaris (1972), Andrei Tarkovsky presents a vision of contemporary society as one that has become cut off from nature, and provides a narrative that illustrates the possibility of remaining human in the inhuman world that is the result. The film contrasts a life-affirming natural landscape to an urban, constructed landscape where the natural world is submerged and invisible. The Solaris space station is both a projection of this second, inhuman, landscape and an allegory for Tarkovsky’s view of urban life. The narrative of the film concerns the journey by the central character, Kris Kelvin (Donatas Banionis), from emotional deadness to a rediscovery of his humanity as he charts a course between these two worlds, and the role that art, whether painting, music or film, plays in this.
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Andrei Tarkovsky

أندريه تاركوفسكي
塔可夫斯基
アンドレイ·タルコフスキー
АНДРЕЙ ТАРКОВСКИЙ
stalker
In the distant future, the protagonist (Alexander Kaidanovsky) works in an unnamed location as a “Stalker” who leads people through the “Zone“, an area in which the normal laws of reality do not apply and remnants of seemingly extraterrestrial activity lie undisturbed among its ruins. The Zone contains a place called the “Room“, said to grant the wishes of anyone who steps inside. The area containing the Zone is shrouded in secrecy, sealed off by the government and surrounded by ominous hazards.
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ANDREI TARKOVSKY

ANDREI TARKOVSKY

أندريه تاركوفسكي
塔可夫斯基
アンドレイ·タルコフスキー
Андрей Тарковский
nostalghia
From the opening images of Nostalghia (1983), Andrei Tarkovsky presents the two disparate worlds-the spare, monochromatic landscape of the Russian countryside and the lush, idyllic meadows of rural Italy-that collided within the soul of Russian author, Andrei Gortchakov (Oleg Yankovsky). Gortchakov has travelled to Italy on an extended research expedition to retrace the emigrant journey of an acclaimed eighteenth century Russian composer named Pavel Sosnovsky who, despite achieving international recognition away from his homeland, eschewed fame and returned to the humble life of a feudal serf, only to sink further into despair and commit suicide. Gortchakov, accompanied by his translator, Eugenia (Domiziana Giordano), has travelled to the hills of Tuscany to see Piero della Francesca’s Madonna of Childbirth, but upon arriving, becomes disinterested in the attraction, and forgoes the church visit. Left alone at the foothills as Eugenia ventures alone, Gortchakov quotes a resigned passage that reflects his own feelings of inertia: “I’m tired of these sickeningly beautiful sights. I want nothing more just for myself. That’s enough.”
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ANDREI TARKOVSKY

أندريه تاركوفسكي
塔可夫斯基
アンドレイ·タルコフスキー
Андрей Тарковский
el sacrificio
Para comenzar a hablar de este poema, es recomendable hacerlo utilizando las mismas palabras de Andrei, en su libro ‘Esculpir en el tiempo’, página 44:
“Normalmente se busca una puesta en escena más expresiva, porque con ella se quiere mostrar de forma inmediata la idea, el sentido de la escena y su subtexto. También Eisenstein trabajó de este modo. Además se parte de la base de que la escena cobra así la necesaria profundidad, una expresividad dictada por el sentido. Esto es una idea primitiva, sobre cuya base surgen muchas convenciones superfluas, que diluyen el tejido vivo de la imagen artística”
Esta reflexión estética ya confirma en Tarkovski un artista asombroso, muy superior a prácticamente todos sus coetáneos, principalmente porque pudo contextualizarla en su labor como director, más que nunca en ‘Sacrificio’, como también llevó hasta sus últimas consecuencias su idea del cine como una captura del tiempo real. Y lo hizo homenajeando a Bergman sin perder su propia esencia, y a otros admirados cineastas como Kurosawa, el primero en dirigir una ficción en torno a la amenaza nuclear (lógico, siendo Japón el primer país que sufrió sus aterrador poder de devastación) en ‘Crónica de un ser vivo’ (‘Ikimono no kiroku’, 1955). Los primeros ochenta, con los coletazos finales del imperio soviético y la paranoia sobre una inminente guerra nuclear, vieron nacer la que probablemente sea la obra magna sobre el tema, ‘Terminator’ (‘The Terminator’, James Cameron, 1984), que Tarkovski pudo ver en el Festival de Londres antes del rodaje de su última película, sintiéndose impresionado por ella a pesar de despreciar su extrema brutalidad.
Hablar con Dios
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JIM CAMPBELL

led-explosion

“Jim Campbell (b1956) is a San Francisco-based artist who has embraced the connections of light, space and time, as few others have. He uses LED technology and his skills in electrical engineering to masterfully achieve what Andrei Tarkovsky called “sculpting in time”. He introduces the illusions and our minds complete them.” DARRAN ANDERSON

Susan Hiller

Psi Girls
Psi Girls is a video installation composed of five scenes from feature films depicting girls or young women manipulating telekinetic powers to move or destroy household objects. Hiller selected short excerpts from The Fury (1978) directed by Brian de Palma, The Craft (1996) by Andrew Fleming, Matilda (1996) by Danny De Vito, Firestarter (1984) by Mark Lester, and Stalker (1979) by Andrei Tarkovsky. Each excerpt has been enlarged, tinted with a different colour, and heavily edited by Hiller. Certain scenes have been slowed down and others spliced and looped so that each clip has an identical running time of two minutes. The only footage presented in its entirety is that taken from Tarkovsky’s film Stalker. The scenes are synchronised and play simultaneously along a single wall. Psi Girls was commissioned by the Delfina Foundation, London, in 1999. The word ‘Psi’ in the title refers to paranormal or psychic faculties.