This film (a short of twenty-six minutes, super 16mm, color, blown up to #35 mm) on the work of American artist James TURRELL entitled “Passageways” James TURRELL was written and directed by Carine ASSCHER in 1990-1991 and coproduced by Carine ASSCHER represented by C.A. PRODUCTIONS and Centre Pompidou (Paris, France) in 1995 with the participation of James Turrell and the backing of the Plastic Arts Delegation – Paris in 1995.
The preliminary interviews with James TURRELL, Gene SEKAQUAPTEWA Hopi Chief of the Eagles Clan and the astronomer Dick WALKER in addition to the shooting of the aerial images took place in October 1991 in Flagstaff, and in the “Painted Desert” Arizona. The filming of the Skyspace work entitled “SECOND MEETING” took place in 1994 in Los Angeles, USA at a private collection.
In 2006, the Centre Pompidou (Paris France) issued, published and distributed 6000 NTSC & PAL DVD’s copies with English/French subtitles. By an agreement dated December 2015, C.A. Productions (who holds the entire copyrights to the film without reservations or exceptions and has the right to exploit the film throughout the world in all formats & medias,) bought the remaining DVDs stock from Centre Pompidou. The Centre Pompidou does not hold any copyrights to the film since 2005 but holds a positive 35mm copy material of the film (archived in the Kandinsky Library located in Centre Pompidou, Paris, France) .
Since then, C.A. Productions has reissued 3000 DVD’s copies distributed by Buchhandlung Walther Koenig.
C.A. Productions has granted to Buchhandlung Walther Koening “Distributor & seller’ the exclusive European license/rights to distribute and to sell the DVD to the domestic and European home video market with reservations and exceptions of France, French speaking states and the rest of the world (USA included).
In Europe: buchhandlung-walther-koenig.de
In France: C.A. Productions has granted arcadesdirect.fr “Distributor & seller“ the non exclusive French license/rights to distribute and to sell the DVD to the domestic home video market with reservations and exceptions of the rest of the world.
The French non-exclusive and non-commercial rights distribution is granted to Adav association with reservation and exceptions of the rest of the world.
The distribution of the NTSC DVD’s format is available for the USA, Japan and the rest of the world. For further information please contact Carine Asscher
The DCP 2K format of the film (scope) is available for theatrical distribution and Museum exhibitions.
The QT PR 4444 version of the film is available for TV exhibition and public exhibitions.
The Blu ray Disc version of the film is also available for public exhibitions
For further information please contact Carine Asscher.
The film is being currently shown in the auditorium of the Musée d’Arts de Nantes, (France) every Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, from the 23rd of June through to July the 29th . The Film will then be shown inside the James TURRELL exhibition space.
SHOT in Super 16 mm Blown up to 35 mm
DURATION 26 minutes
SOUND digital stereo
NTSC & PAL DVD English /French subtitles
BLU RAY format
QT PR 4444 format for TV release and public screenings
DCP 2K (2048 x 1080 pixels) format for Theatrical exhibition
With THE PARTICIPATION OF James TurrelL (Artist)
and Gene SEKAQUAPTEWA (Hopi Chief of the Eagles clan)
COPRODUCTION C.A. Productions, Centre Georges Pompidou
with the backing of the Plastic Arts Delegation, Paris-1995.
All rights reserved © C.A. Productions 1995-2018