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PATRICK BOKANOWSKI

 

Biography

 

Patrick Bokanowski was born in 1943. From 1962 to 1966, he follows studies of photography, optics, of chemistry, under the direction of Henri Dimier, painter and sc

holar, specialist in the optical phenomena and the perspective systems. The animated films of Jean Mutschler are his first true window on the cinema, and a long time, animation will remain for him a kind of predilection at the same time as a privileged ground of experimentation. The images which it films, Patrick Bokanowski would like to make them more expressive, the more fluid forms: he then puts himself to collect ends of glass, curve, bullé, hammered and tries himself to film with through. The result not being completely convincing, it manufactures optics helped specialists and is interested in reflective surfaces then with the mirrors and the mercury baths, kinds of mirrors moving. Its technique of the reflective mirrors through which it films a completely distorted reality takes all its direction in "At the edge of the lake". This film required for its realization, an erudite provision of almost fifteen mirrors méticuleusement manufactured and selected among tens of samples of work.

In thirty years, Patrick Bokanowski will carry out seven films, without words, where the music composed by his Michele wife, occupies a dominating place. He also exposes paintings, drawings and photographs.

Patrick Bokanowski est né en 1943. Études de photographie, d'optique, de chimie, entre 1962 et 1966 sous la direction de Henri Dimier, peintre et érudit, spécialiste des systèmes perspectifs. Découverte du cinéma d'animation avec Jean Mutschler.

 

Patrick Bokanowski est l'auteur de sept films, mais il expose également peintures, dessins et photographies, et ses films associent souvent plusieurs techniques. Il a réalisé avec Pitch (Christophe Cardoen) (www.art38.com/) une installation (www.le-fresnoy.tm.fr/), présente au Studio national des arts contemporains du Fresnoy en 1997 : un corps spirale réalisé par transformation optique et numérique projeté sur un drap blanc qu'une mécanique fait danser sauvagement, à la fois comme un pantin et un fantôme. Michèle Bokanowski (www.electrocd.com/), sa femme, a composé la musique de tous ses films (couronnés par de nombreux prix).

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