Dans amateurs, il y a “aimer”

Dans amateurs, il a “aimer” [The French word “amateur” stems from the word for “love”, “aimer”]
2012-2014
Series of thirty 20 to 90-second videos for screens – various sizes

Poetic, absurd, disturbing, these seemingly harmless little scenes from amateur films personify and sometimes betray the unconscious desires and thoughts of amateur filmmakers.

The artist takes this raw material and uses sound and image to reveal and to analyse.

If, as Roland Barthes says, “to give examples of punctum is, in a certain fashion, to give myself up”, this series can be seen as a Chinese portrait of the artist.

Exhibition : artgenève 2016 – Galerie Patrick Gutknecht