2021 4K video, 28' With the support of the Fondation des artistes, CNC/DICRéAM, Magnetic Bordeaux and Villa du Parc, Annemasse
A Truly Shared Love is a tragedy, and capitalism its curse. Emilie Brout & Maxime Marion show their true love story, surrounded by their cat and connected companions in their own domestic environment. Using the codes of commercial imagery of stock videos, they play with the normative and idealized representations of their genre, class and figure of artist as a model of the start-up nation that are usually conveyed there.
Is there an alternative?
The film could be summed up as an inextricable string game of relationships: relationships between partners of a couple, between intimate and public, leisure and work, data and synthesis, urban and vast "natural" spaces or even between species in the broadest sense... So many strata that are continuously contaminated at different levels. A constant and ambiguous space of negotiation is emerging, where the protagonists - like two drops evolving in an abyssal and paradoxically supersaturated void - desperately seek to preserve something singular beyond inaccessible representations, something that would escape any form of quantification or capitalization.
Featuring works by Jimmy Beauquesne, Guillaume Constantin, Caroline Delieutraz, Carin Klonowski, Julie Vayssière
2023Echantillons de soi, group show, Centre d'art contemporain La Traverse, Alfortville, FR