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(sans femme et sans aviateur)

July 2009

(sans femme et sans aviateur) is a browser-based work that was inspired by Eric Rohmer’s film The Aviator’s Wife. It depicts contemporary Paris, happened upon following the main locations of the movie. The photographic imagery and the audio material were recorded during walks, and bus and metro rides, in a manner similar to the Nouvelle Vague film maker — although without any pre-arrangements for settings and observations; and with repeated visits to the locations. “My intention was to honour Rohmer’s powers to get me interested in Paris, and at the same time make a work that discovers the city, even if only for myself … The work was also made with (the) intention to use the browser as a presentation tool that is independent of user interaction.” – Jorn Ebner

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