Diptyque vidéographique, captation 1 & 2

2011

Excerpt

This diptyque compares two videos in which a young man and myself, at the
center of each image, take on the same gestures.

In the first one, I filmed a student without him noticing during a weekly class at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Strasbourg. In the second one, I replay his gestures identically.

To do so, I learned all of his moves by heart, and asked the artist Diane Augier to memorise mine while I was filming.

This video is therefore the fruit of a performance. It attempts to create what Freud defined as the Unheimlich, a sense of unsettling strangeness.