What We Leave Behind (*with poster*)

@ Crasneanscki, Stephan



Presentation by Libraryman:

" Subsequent to a commissioned sound composition for Deutschlandradio, multidisciplinary artist Stéphan Crasneanscki further examines his significant opus What We Leave Behind, on French film director Jean-Luc Godard's archive, into book form. The book is divided into four comprehensive sections: boxes, collages, still lifes and notes.

When invited to explore the archive of the seminal film director, Crasneanscki photographed Godard's personal collection of shot film, reel-to-reels and historical ephemera. The notes and references in the book attest to the passing of time, yet being saved from oblivion; as a fragmented creative map of a master film director's artistic thought process. In addition to working with someone’s personal belongings and its cultural heritage, Crasneanscki also adds his own interpretation and admiration to the material’s constellation of ideas of identity, traceability, temporality, space, memory, existence, materiality and historicity.

The book contains a foreword by musician, author and poet Patti Smith, a conversation with filmmaker Abel Ferrara and an essay written by film critic, historian and editor Antoine de Baecque. "

The texts written for this book are in Engllish only. Jean-Luc Godard's notes visible in one of the sections of the book are in French, and not translated.

This book is published in an edition of 1,000 copies, among them 200 copies come with an A3 poster (see picture at the end of the image carousel) folded as a dustjacket. We are offering copies from the printrun that includes the poster.

NB: A musical piece around this project is available on the publisher's website.

216 pages - Softcover w/ DJ (folded poster)

Libraryman, 2021 (1000 copies, incl. 200 with poster)

Format ; 20 x 26 cm

New - Mint condition

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Crasneanscki, Stephan

Stephan Crasneanscki is a French sound artist and musician based in New York. He is the founder of the artist collective "SoundWalk Collective". He is famous for creating soundtracks for "sound walks" for cities or events. In 2021 he publishes the photobook "What We Leave Behind" with Libraryman about the personal archives of French film director Jean-Luc Godard, following a commission for creating a sound composition on this theme. © Portrait taken from Wikimedia Commons (author Sonnenalle44)
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