The films by
The films on this page
explore different ways of looking at photographs in time
Each film has as its raw material a collection of
related photographs. Several make use of 'found
portraits': faces taken from old photographs of local
scenes in the archive of the Musée de Bédarieux.
Another film shows a model of a planned installation
which will consist of selection of these found-faces
printed onto a transparent base, mounted onto glass and
suspended from the gallery's ceiling.
Some of these films are animations of self portrait
photographs. Essentially you are seeing, in rapid
succession, all the photographs taken during a
particular session .I have applied different rhythms and
speeds to these sequences.
Some films consist of footage of stacks of up to 4
superimposed layers of transparencies, illuminated from
behind by a light box. Each transparency consists of a
face, either a self portrait or a 'found portrait'.
These faces merge into one composite face. Each layers
is separated from its neighbour by about 1cm. This means
that the relationship between the layers changes
according to the angle of view and the viewing distance.
Some of these films consist entirely of self portraits,
others mix self portraits and 'found portraits' in an
exploration of the boundary that separates the 'self'
from the 'other'.