Nuit Blanche 2012 Le Royal, Metz Artist: Nicolas Provost Curated by Lab’Bel in collaboration with Nuit Blanche Metz For this new edition, Lab’Bel, the artistic laboratory of the Bel group, in collaboration with ‘La Nuit Blanche de Metz’, chose to present two artistic videos by Nicolas Provost who used the technic of ‘found footage’ consisting… Read more »
Nuit Blanche 2012
- Le Royal, Metz
- Artist: Nicolas Provost
- Curated by Lab’Bel in collaboration with Nuit Blanche Metz
For this new edition, Lab’Bel, the artistic laboratory of the Bel group, in collaboration with ‘La Nuit Blanche de Metz’, chose to present two artistic videos by Nicolas Provost who used the technic of ‘found footage’ consisting in an appropriation of existing film images:
“Gravity”, 2007, 6’30″
“Long Live the New Flesh”, 2009, 14′
The first one, “Gravity”, presents an alternance of iconic cinema figures embracing each other and creating a constant redistribution of partners.
The second video, “Long Live The New Flesh”, decomposes, with pixel effects the most famous horror movies to create a contamination process between them.
Each video examines in its way, the intrusion of the viewer perception of the film and its results in the fictionnal world.
“My work reflects on the grammar of cinema, the human condition in our collective film memory and the relation between visual art and the cinematic experience.”
In 2003 Nicolas Provost (born in Ronse, Belgium) moved back to Belgium after a 10 years stay in Norway. He now lives and works in Brussels. His films have been exhibited worldwide and have earned a long list of awards and screenings at prestigious festivals including The Sundance Film Festival, The Venice Film Festival, The Berlinale, The San Sebastian Film Festival and The Locarno Film Festival. Solo exhibitions include The Seattle Art Museum, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain, Strasbourg, France, Tim Van Laere Gallery, Antwerp and Haunch of Venison London. His awarded first feature film ‘The Invader’ had it’s world premiere at the Venice Film Festival 2011.
Official Website: http://nicolasprovost.com/