Diptyque vidéographique, captation 1 & 2



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

In the first one, Judith Deschamps filmed a student during a weekly class at the Haute École des Arts du Rhin. In the second one, she reenacted his gestures identically. To do so, she learned all of his movements by heart, and asked the artist Diane Augier to memorise hers when she was filming.

This performative work attempts to deconstruct a fragment of reality, and generate what Freud defined as the Unheimlich, a sense of unsettling strangeness.