La Dormeuse / The Sleeper – 2003-2006

two-channel video/audio installation in Black cube color, loop

The sleeper is a variable-sized installation, consisting of a room with a bed in the middle, and two bedside tables. Two video projections inhabit this space. The first, on the bed, shows the phantasmagorical body of a woman sleeping. The second, framed by high curtains, functions as a window through which we see dramatic, confused images drawn from the archives of the first Gulf War, taken with infrared cameras. Only the sounds of bombs or missiles, and the omnipresent sirens, remind us of the existence of the conflict. The image of the sleeper is seen in complete contrast with this audiovisual violence.

La dormeuse est une installation de taille variable. Une chambre avec un lit au milieu, et deux tables de nuit. Deux projections vidéo habitent cet espace. La première montre le corps fantasmagorique d’une femme qui dort sur un lit. La seconde, encadrée par de hautes tentures, fonctionne comme une fenêtre à travers laquelle on voit des images spectaculaires et confuses, extraites des archives de la première guerre du Golfe à l’aide des caméras infrarouges.
Seul le son des bombes ou des missiles, et les sirènes, omniprésentes, nous rappelle l’existence du conflit. En contrepoint à cette violence audiovisuelle apparaît l’image de la dormeuse.

Exhibition views 

Dormir, rêver et… autres nuits, CAPC, Musée d’Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, 2006

Festival de vídeo LOOP, Kowasa Gallery, Barcelona, 2003

Centre Photographique de Lectoure, 2007

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