Mélanie Matranga has created a series of online videos called ‘From A to B through E’ that follow a young artistic couple as they negotiate ‘freedom, success and the proper functioning of a couple’. The episodes are filmed during the construction of the fair itself, within a purpose-built café that Matranga has designed for use by Frieze London’s visitors.
The narrative structure of the videos focuses on the simultaneous construction of both the couple’s relationship and the set of the café. By bringing together these two storylines, the project looks at the confluence of emotional and monetary trade economies. The three-to five-minute episodes are co-directed by Valentin Bouré and will be broadcast online at friezeprojects.org and thisistomorrow.info
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