Wednesday 18 October from 19.00
The 4th collaboration between Mudam (Musée d'Art Moderne du Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg) and CinEast invites you to the screening of the Albanian documentary Light (52 min) about Gjon Mili in the presence of the directors, Yllka Gjollesha and Suela Bako within the frame of Mudam's Up to Eleven (Afterwork at Mudam 'til 11pm).
As master photographer for LIFE Magazine for more than 40 years, Gjon Mili (1904-1984) traveled the world, photographing artists, dancers, philosophers, celebrities, writers, and musicians. His pioneering stroboscopic photography was often used to capture images in theatre and dance. Among his most famous works is the collaboration with Pablo Picasso for the Picasso is drawing with light series. Albanian contemporary video artist Yllka Gjollesha and actress Suela Bako explore the œuvre and life of this exceptional artist by interviewing companions of Mili’s life and his career and witnesses of his way of working – translating his photographic language into a documentary around his photographs. Q&A with the directors will follow right after the projection.
In addition, you will have the unique opportunity to watch Gjon Mili's legendary short music film Jammin' The Blues (USA, 1942, 10 Minutes), which will be screened in a loop from 6 to 7pm and from 8.30pm on.
At 8.30 comes another treat!
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