I will be discussing film as archival art for my application presentation. Agnès Varda’s film The Gleaners and I will be the focus of the presentation. “Gleaning” in the film takes many forms, each example Varda reveals is related to “collecting” or as Varda puts it “gleaning.” The film exemplifies “an archival impulse” by not only collecting images, stories, histories itself, but by also showing people who are also “gleaners,” whether it be in the traditional sense of collecting after a harvest, picking scraps of food from the trash, or collecting objects from the street to make art.
You can watch it in its entirety on vimeo here! It is amazing!
Below is a little clip of the film: