DIRECTOR: KARINE LAVAL / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 1'06'' / MUSIC: KARINE LAVAL / CAST: TYLER JAMES ASHLEY / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: KARINE LAVAL / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: KARINE LAVAL
FILM SYNOPSIS: Using water as a distorting lens, the artist generates a non-narrative work that oscillates between representation and abstraction and blurs the boundaries between video, performance, sculpture and painting. "I like to challenge the familiar perception we have of the world, and I often see my images as a bridge between the world we live in and a more surreal and imaginary dimension. In my still and moving images, genres such as narrative and performance are expanded through visual and temporal transformations of represented reality", says Karine Laval.
DIRECTOR BIO: Karine Laval is a French aritst living and working in New York. Her still and moving images often challenge the familiar perception we have of the world, and can be seen as a bridge between the world we live in and a more surreal and dreamlike dimension. Her work has been exhibited internationally and is regularly featured in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Dazed & Confused, Le Figaro Magazine, The New Yorker, Eyemazing, EXIT and many others.