The Surface and the substance

The Surface and the substance, Marie-Pierre Bonniol (Germany, 2019, 03:14) | Request access to the video


A bachelor machine of two bodies that are not yet totally distinct. Film dedicated to Jean-François Lyotard.


Film by Marie-Pierre Bonniol

Music: David Cunningham, Water Systemised, 1976 – Excerpt from Grey Scale, Piano 001

Production: Studio Walter, Berlin, 2018-2019

Official selection

2022 FemFilm Oslo

2019 Bideodromo International experimental film and video festival, Bilbao, Spain / Finalist (catalogue)


2019 ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (premiere)

2019 Lisbon Art Center & Studios, Lisbon, Portugal

Collective exhibitions

2022 galerie asterisk * / Haus am Kleistpark, Berlin, Germany

2020 Dialogues Nerveux et rebondissants / E/laboratory, Paris, France


Studio Walter, Berlin, Germany –

Still image: The Surface and the substance, Marie-Pierre Bonniol, 2019 © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

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