Crys­tal Palace

35mm Black and White

Ghost film

This film, shot at night inside the Museum of Mankind in Paris, revisits the exhibition rooms, the film theatre and areas closed to the public including the storage rooms. Shot in one continuous sequence on a remote controlled dolly, it features pieces of the collection rearranged and displayed throughout the museum, creating folds of spaces and paths through time while the hourly flickering lights of the Eiffel tower illuminate the rooms. The film was scheduled and financed but cancelled for internal political reasons.

Location: Museum of Mankind, Paris, France, October 2008
Camera: Aaton Penelope 35mm
Stock: 5231 Kodak
Lense 12-120 mm zoom lense
Aspect ratio: 1:85
Director of Photography: Caroline Champetier
Editor: Helle le Fèvre
Sound: Matthias Fayos
Producers: Julie Gonssard, Grégoire Pujade-Lauraine
Produced by: Malmö Konsthall, Sweden, FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, France, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Fondation, Austria