“Referential Repèrages” (repèrages is the French word for “location scouting”) are references to some of the artists that helped shape my artistic identity, hence the research itself. The films have no discernible narrative. The only “anchor” that gives the viewers the possibility to construct one, is the subtitle, the element that establishes the connection to the referred artist.
These films have a direct link to my work process during the past years. They intend to ironically accentuate the chasm between the “master” (well known and established artist) and the “pupil” (the one who is still trying to find his way, having to look for references to anchor his work). In this repèrages (or location scouting’s in english) I put myself in the place of a “provocative pupil” looking for alternative places, approaches or points of view to the artworks made by some “masters”, artists that in some way influenced the “pupil’s” work.
“Referential Repèrages” is a part of the PhD practice led research project subjected to the theme “Resisting Narrative”. The research is being developed at the University of South Wales, in Newport / Cardiff, United Kingdom, with Mark Durden as director of studies and Lisa Barnard as supervisor.
Barney's #1 - 2'12'' || Barney's #2 - 2'08'' || Barney's #3 - 2'02'' || Ader's - 1'32''
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