21.04.02 2002

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This work is based on super-fast editing of images from TV, film, advertising, pornography... The firts impact reflects the perceptual confusion and saturation overwhelming us today, as we are flooded by a plethora of images, while the rapid editing avokes the modality of perception wich ours brains have become used to : the "quick glance". The primary aims of the project is to put acros a political standpoint and denounce racism.
The 21st of april 2002 was the day of the first round of the french presidential elections. When the results were announced, and when I know that the right wing fascist Jean-Marie Lepen was selected, I was averwhelmed by so many emotions. The film tries to answer those moments, my answer to the deep existential crisis the I then whent throught. How to keep on going, how to fight, how to exist as an artist today...

 

awards

- Grand Prix R-Eject 2005
- best music, Reims festival 2003
- "Gabian" of video art, 5th meeting cinema-video Nice 2003
- special mention, Termoli festival 2003

exhibitions

- Time:Code / White box New-York 13
- Stirring Still / White box New-York 10

- in[ter]discipline / la Châtaigneraie Liège 09
- Art Media / Arteppes Annecy 06
- Phatspace international video exhibition / Sydney 05
- les rendez-vous électronique / Paris 05

festivals

- festival international du court métrage de Lille
- les inattendus / Lyon
- 4ème rencontres du cinéma européen / Vannes
- Densité / Chambéry
- 5ème rencontres Cinema Video / Nice
- Wharf / Hérouville St Clair
- 8eme Génération / Reims
- Festival courts toujours ! / Lyon

- Festival du film de Vendôme
- In&Out / Nice
- le cabaret vert / Charleville-Mézières

- Kinofilm / Manchester
- radical film festival / Glasgow
- In Video / Milano
- Audiovisiva / Milano
- Pesaro international festival Nuovo Cinema
- Meeting dela creativita / Salerno
- Lucca film festival
- Night of Living Shorts / Termoli
- Alternativa / Barcelone
- Documenta / Madrid
- IVAHM / Madrid
- Videolab / Coimbra
- Indielisboa
- R-Eject / Rotterdam
- Streaming festival / Den Haag
- Backup / Weimar
- STIC-er / Stralsund
- Flicker film festival / Frankfurt
- Shift / Hanovre
- Dok Leipzig
- G-niale 7th short film festival / Stralsund
- Grond///Begane / Den Haag
- Winterthur short film festival
- lens politica film festival / Helsinki
- Ohnekhole filmvideo festival / Vienna

- Transpublic / Linz
- le phare / Genève
- festival du film français / Trecin
- Alternative video festival / Belgrade
- Ankara film festival
- !f Istanbul film festival
- Tisfest / Istanbul

- Lundabio film festival / Reykjavik
- videology / Volgograd
- Open cinema / St Petersburg
- In Short / St Petersburg
- Simultan / Timisoara
- Alternative / Belgrade
- spark video / New-york

- Fantasia / Montreal
- festival of sexual diversity / Rosario
- Festival internacional de cine / Cali
- Valvidia international film festival
- Fenaco / Lambayeque
- transcinema / Lima
- Moving Image Coalition / Melbourne, Sydney
- This is not art - electrofringe festival / Newcastel
- Vybgyor Short and documentary festival / Thrissur
- ok video festival / Jakarta

screenings

- cinémathèque française / Paris
- Jerk Festival / Paris
- le Barbizon / Paris
- videobar / Amiens, Liège
- explosion / Toulouse
- Formule(s) / Amiens
- Images Passages / Annecy
- Faites de l'image / Toulouse
- K3 / Lorient
- France Doc / Paris

- Tank TV
- Tampere internationial film festival
- the center of attention / London
- Retrospective / cinematheque Ljubjana
- notes from the underground / the Drake Hotel Toronto
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- Videolab screening: festival electrochoc (Bourgouin-Jallieu), Situ'arte (Coimbra)

- Dada screenings: Regensburg Kurzfilmtage + Cabaret Voltaire (Zürich) + ICA (London)
- Heure exquise screening : les instants vidéo (Marseille) + Palais des Beaux Arts (Lille) + les saisons numériques (Paris)
- les Yeux de L'Ouie screening : festival Project (Nancy)
- Director Lounge screening: Mittle media festival

distribution

Heure Exquise
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technical informations

9 minutes, color, stereo, without dialogue
digital files