Peter Greenaway


Peter Greenaway

“The Tulse Luper Vj Performance“


Peter Greenaway (born 5 April 1942) is the prototype of the European film-maker/artist, totally detached from the assumptions of current commercial cinema. Today, Greenaway is one of the main world-wide references when we talk about live cinema. A well-known British film-maker, with training in plastic arts and regularly nominated in the Cannes, Venecia and Berlin festivals. An admirer of Bergman, Antonioni, Godard or Pasolini, Peter Greenaway is responsible for such essential films such as The Draughtsman’s Contract (1982), The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) or The Baby of Mâcon (1993). He has worked with composers such as Philip Glass, Borut Krzinsnik or Michael Nyman and has performed worldwide with such interesting proposals as the intervention on classical paintings which led him to the last year’s screening on The Last Supper.

In L.E.V. he will present The Tulse Luper Vj Performance. With music by Serge Dodwell, Greenaway uses an exclusive system to build a multi-screen tale, instead of using the typical VJ tools – PC, DVD, mixer… – he mixes images using two huge tactile plasma screens from which he selects the fragments that make up the screening. A large project in which Greenaway plays with three feature films, a 16-episode television series, some books, an exhibition, DVDs, installations, a videogame… all to provide the audience a totally new experience: live cinema at its peak.