Video. Various durations.
sequences are staged: the person is aware of being filmed
but does not know where I am hidden.
my video camera, I observe his gaze, the movements of his body,
how it fills the space and the time.
see the gaze of the character as a reflective surface, a
mirror of the spectator’s presence in front of the screen.
On both sides of
the screen, the duration of the sequence has various effects: lassitude,
nervousness, stillness, etc.
Sometimes the character’s gaze seems penetrable: his
gaze absorbs the spectator’s. Other times, it looks like a
shield, escaping the gaze of others.
intention is to generate a tension between the character’s
awareness of the camera and the fact that apparently they forget
New York (above)I filmed 40 people, in various locations of
the city. I only kept one minute per character.
In Paris (below) I filmed four people, all at the same exact location. They
are shown together
in a silent split screen .