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Random Shocks in a World of Mirrors: Reflections on Chris Marker’s Petite Planète

Traveller, time-traveller, image-scavenger, laser gun-slinger; Chris Marker’s various epithets suggest a man moving fugitively across and between landscapes, formats, eras and identities. His primary stylistic form has been the essay in its most Montaignian sense, an itinerant, meandering, and deeply personal journey.  In the introduction to his remarkable 1962 photobook Coréennes, Marker observes that there […]