Treize tableaux treize portraits

1991, 21:00 minutes, colour, French


Thirteen paintings form a framework. The works vary in length from one minute to three minutes thirty seconds. Grouped together as an album, these short videos are sketches of paintings, reviewed and corrected before the camera. The thirteen videos succeed one another like the pages of an uncompleted encyclopedia, sometimes still, sometimes turning. A painting? A video? Both are defined by a frame.

Ces treize tableaux constituent une planche de travail. Leur durée varie entre une minute et trois minutes trente. Regroupées tel un album, ces courtes vidéos contiennent des propositions de peinture revues et apprivoisées à la caméra. Les treize vidéos se succèdent comme des pages, tantôt fixes, tantôt mobiles, d'une encyclopédie inachevée. Peinture ou vidéo? ... Un cadre les retient.

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