Jean Painlevé


Liquid Crystals
Jean Painlevé
France 1978
7 min

In 1973 I met François de Roubaix and asked him to write a score, to which, at a later date, I would add images. His father showed him one of my films, The Love Life of the Octopus. He thought that particular style would please me. Then François went on a diving expedition and never returned. His father brought me a tape onto which François had recorded sounds which afforded me no inspiration. Until one day, the revelation hit me: liquid crystals, Yves Bouligand's latest research of this subject of which I had shot kilometres of film. (Jean Painlevé)

Jean Painlevé

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