March 4th (tues.)19:00 【from fiction to portrait, image involving performed music】

Do you like my voice?(1997, 35mn, 16mm-Dv)
Co-directed with Sebastien Coupy and Mathieu Doll.

How to film the free music of Michel Doneda (soprano sax), Daunik Lazro (alto sax) and Atau Tanaka (biomuse) ?
The idea of the directors was to create situations where the musicians are in real position of improvisation toward a suggested spots in Paris. The movie was shot in public spaces - main streets at peak hour, tennis court, elevator, parking - where the 3 performers challenge the surrounding sounds : car, crowd, tennis ball, elevator music. The editing was done with an extreme freedom, generating gaps of image and sound as counterpoint.
“Alively and polymorphic film, whose force is to draw its harmony in the interference.”
Marc Mercier in "Bref - short movie magazine", july 1998

Corpuscules en mouvement/Corpuscles in movement
(1995-96, 20mn, 16mm-Dv)

Portraits of musicians from the contemporary and innovative scene with: Yoshihide Otomo, Dragon Blue, Attwenger, Phil Minton, Tenko.


March 5th (wed.) 19:00 【 structural video works/new works】

A propos du calcul exact de la spontaneites des images/Thoughts on how to determine the spontaneity of images
(1995, 20mn, Betasp)

Everyday, The Tv news bring its flow of images and sounds. At a very high speed the reported events follow each other, they confuse themselves and create a stereotyped representation of the time and of the world. "A propos du calcul..." is a video research which considers the image itself as an event and not as the medium of an event.

Random Violin, video documentation(1997,3mn, Dv)

random violin is a visual and sound installation based on the infrastructure of hypermarkets, consumer behavior and home video appliance. The installation runs on the TV wall of an audiovisual corner - 20 Tv monitors connected to 20 videoplayers. As in John Cage's piece “33 1/3”, participants/customers are invited to pick a videotape by chance among 200 videotapes, to play it and take part in an experimental video experience. The 200 hundred videotapes are in fact 200 speed variations of a single video sequence showing someone playing the note A. At the musical level, random violin is an accumulation of microtones and produce sound masses that literally enter in vibration with the architecture of the hypermarket.
Finally, random violin operates a shift of social status: consumers become active participant by composing a seven hours music each day and the hypermarket is turned into an experimental sound and image laboratory.

Iki wo tomeru(2000, 1mn, Dv)

Commisioned by the Gallery Command-n for the Akihabara Tv project, "iki wo tomeru" (apnea) is about intimacy and love relations in the over-mediatized environment of Tokyo. Iki wo tomeru is the superimposition of three elements: the commercial activity (electronic shops), the mass media never ending flow (images on tv monitors), and scenes of intimacy (people kissing each other inside those shops).

Iki wo tomeru/Apnea 2(2007, 15mn, Hdv)

In a Tokyo boutique, a saleswoman performs the usual gestures related to her duty. Imperceptibly, new body parts appear and interfere with her movements until she doubles. Apnea reveals a diffracted and multiple body, between the instrumentalised body, the intimate body, and the social body. An experience of physicality in a hypermediatic society.