AXE films are produced or realized by Guy Schraenen and released in the frame of the editorial program of his publishing house Guy Schraenen éditeur.
In the years 1975 and 1976, Guy Schaenen invited the artists Degottex, François Dufrêne and Brion Gysin to explore the medium film for their first time. He published these films, all three-minute super 8 film, in the special editions of the multimedia magazine AXE (see: Guy Schraenen éditeur):
Super 8 film; in: REVUE AXE, No. 1, 1975.
Jean Degottex, major French painter of the lyric abstraction movement, scraped a vertical white line all along the black surface of his film "Ligne continue".
BEAUBOURG DERNIER MUSEE
Super 8 film; in: REVUE AXE, No. 2, 1975.
The film by Brion Gysin, important figure of the Beat Generation, focuses on the Centre Pompidou in Paris during its construction. It is related to his series of photomontages on the same subject.
3 MINUTES EN VITESSE
Super 8 film; in: REVUE AXE, No. 3, 1976.
François Dufrêne, affichiste, member of the Nouveaux Réalistes group and sound poet, filmed Paris in "3 minute en vitesse", seen through the reflections of the vivid city: windows of buildings, front shields of cars, puddles in the street etc.
D'après un donné de Eduard Bal, 1974.
D'après une action de Françoise Janicot. Son: Bernhard Heidsieck, 1975.
45 REVOLUTIONES POR MINUTO
D'après une performance sonore de Ulises Carrión, 1977.
Projection conceived as film installation for the Hjørring annual film festival. Music: Niels Lomholt, 1982
FREIHEIT ZUM KLANGE
(FREEDOM TOWARDS SOUNDS)
Video document with numerous examples of sound works by visual artists since the beginning of the 20th century. A.S.P.C., Neues Museum Weserburg, 1993.