Unedited Film Still

2014

Unedited Film Still, digital photomontage, 2014
Unedited Film Still, digital photomontage, 2014
Unedited Film Still, digital photomontage, 2014
Unedited Film Still, digital contact sheet, 21 x 27 cm, 2014
Unedited Film Still, super 8 video, 2’01 min, 2014
Unedited Film Still, super 8 video, 2’01 min, 2014

Unedited Film Still is the appropriation of three photographs from Cindy Sherman’s series Untitled Film Stills (1978).

Particularly intrigued by the female character, who relates to the generation of her grandmother, the artist created fake archive of the Cindy Sherman’s photographs: a super 8 video of this character lost in the streets of New York, and a contact sheet revealing the photos the photographer would have not chosen for her series.

In infiltrating these photographs and creating a ghost of this character, Deschamps attempts to revive the memory of a woman hunted by her own image and who endlessly tries to escape from it.