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Christine Rebet, Brand Band News, 2005, three-channel animation, 35 mm transferred to HD, color, sound, 3 minutes 21 seconds.

Christine Rebet, Brand Band News, 2005, three-channel animation, 35 mm transferred to HD, color, sound, 3 minutes 21 seconds.

Christine Rebet

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Christine Rebet’s animated film The Square, 2011, glowed in a small darkened room. Like all of the artist’s films (each just minutes long), this work is formed from thousands of hand-prepared still images, shot in 16 or 35 mm and thrust into movement. The Square invokes Samuel Beckett’s 1981 television piece Quad, echoing the synchronized footsteps of Quad’s four dancers and the palette of their hooded costumes. With hand-laid trails of powdered wood, metal, plaster, and clay, Rebet’s work traces the agonies of confinement and incarceration, while alluding to the simple, ennobling act of the protest march and the liberating shared space of the public square. Her art thrives in this shared space, built on the exchanges that take place there.

The piece was one of six animated films and thirty-eight drawings on view in “Time Levitation,” a précis of fifteen years of her practice and the final

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