Bijoy Jain, Bêka & Lemoine

The Sense of Tuning

Location: Mk2 Bibliothèque, view access map
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In the presence of the architect and the two filmmakers
In conjunction with Bijoy Jain/Studio Mumbai, Breath of an architect exhibition at the Fondation Cartier, the artist duo Bêka & Lemoine have made a feature-length film about Bijoy Jain. As part of our partnership with the exhibition, the film will be screened during an exclusive session, followed by a discussion with the architect and the two filmmakers.

"The Sense of Tuning" is a portrait of the architect Bijoy Jain of Studio Mumbai, evoking a sketch made on the fly, captured in the vibrancy of movement and of the moment.
Nothing of a hagiographic portrait rigidly depicting this figure and his work, the film explores the fragile, precious material of the architect’s sensibility with rare spontaneity, shedding light on how his perception of the emotion of space is nurtured.
Conceived as a performative cinematic experience, this film captures the alchemy of a day-long encounter between Jain and Bêka & Lemoine – twelve hours of intense wandering, plunging us into the vital energy of the streets of Mumbai. Comprising visual notes made in the privacy of the studio, observations of informal tactics of the city and visits to production sites, the film reveals how closely Jain’s work is tied to the city of Mumbai, providing endless resources and inspiration. In this sensory film, gestures are the language of intuition.

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« The Sense of Tuning », film by Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine
4K, colours, 2023, 98 min