V I D E O 

L’Amour Bleu

music video for Piège-à-Filles / 4min




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First video-project born after discovering found-footage, while thinking about mysterious thoughts that each woman keeps somewhere deep inside her mind. Being objectified and minimized to her physical appearance or behaviour,
a woman has the power to decide what, how and why she acts like she does.

The main idea of this visual journey was to explore the feminine psychological labyrinth of souvenirs, concerns, emotions, mental escapes, pleasures, ideas…
Something like a diving introspection that hides like a fish in the sea.

La Rive Virale

video-poem / FR / 4min


Paul Partout


Official selections & screenings

The Film and Video Poetry Society
(Los Angeles, 2020)

Fotogenia Festival for Film Poetry and Divergent Narratives
(Mexico, 2020) / FINALIST

International Video Poetry Festival
(Athens, 2021)

Superposition of maritime semantics — integrated into the informatic vocabulary — and oceanic images, inviting to meditate on our position to cyber-intrusions in our dailiness.

Offering a wide choice of words evoking natural phenomena or activities that we tend to exercise in physical reality, the maritime semantics is essentially integrated into the language of the computer network. In a total immersion of varied data that consumes our concentration and attention rate, it becomes increasingly difficult to sort and prioritize the accumulated online content. Some is visible, other blends into a bottomless ocean. Faced with an unlimited number of options, the "Fear Of Missing Content" is a real danger towards ephemeral opportunities. At the same time, it becomes difficult to protect and secure your personal data.
In a context of environmental impact, digital pollution contributes to the saturation of spaces and memories. The number of submarine cables, stretching thousands of kilometres, is constantly increasing. Our external hard drives stack up like our memory boxes that we only open when we move out. Questionable manufacturing methods of the devices that we use are another challenge for the ecological balance.



Millusions - The Mill of Illusions

temporary video installation / Festival des Lumières, Lyon (FR) / 1min


IAE Lyon
Hochschule Wismar


Instituto Cervantes, Lyon (FR)
Within an anamorphic 3D image Mill constructed with neon lights, we tried to evoke the various illusions that man faces: physical, mental, sentimental, optical and geometrical.

So what could be more true, than to represent the unreal through cinema?
Whether Don Quixote chasing windmills, Scottie in Vertigo who sees Madeleine everywhere, the bohemian life that thrills the characters from Moulin Rouge, or Romy Schneider as Odette, who haunts her insanely jealous husband in Inferno...
All of these characters are in some kind of illusion, or an illusion to somebody else.

Seven Seven

experimental short / EN / 14min



Official selections & screenings
Alternative Film/Video Festival,
South by Southeast program
(Belgrade, 2020)

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Seven Seven is a philosophical metaphor for Twenty Twenty — a year of global panic that began with a pandemic, generating a multitude of issues deeply rooted in a system that has long gone wrong, making them more visible: social inequalities, political injustices, economic myths, excessive fears, free violence, ecological disasters.
But rather than showing recognizable images of everything that started collapsing, it is left to the viewer to establish its own connections with these patterns.
Using mostly excerpts from "Airport '77", a film shot to promote the US Navy, the video collage offers a trivialization of the most recent large-scale events. With as much narrative replications as visual repetitions, this blockbuster — considered by some to be one of the best "disaster movies" — offers a reinterpretation of our erroneous perceptions in a hopeless context with no escape.

Corrupted and blind, we tend to forget that humanity is fragile on many levels: from microorganisms (our origin) to asteroids (our ending state). So if a virus can have such an impact on our lives, what about stones gravitating above our heads?

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