Atelier Impopulaire, 2015
(VideoHD, col. sound, 8:30)
Editing: Atelier Impopulaire
Digital artifacts and visual effects: Elena Petitti di Roreto & Atelier Impopulaire
Sound: Claudio Rocchetti
Produced by Dries Van Noten and Atelier Impopulaire in collaboration with Withstand Film
A collaboration between Atelier Impopulaire and Dries Van Noten, Embodies transforms the John Everett Millais’s Ophelia in a psychedelic Picnic at Hanging Rock, where the transfiguration of bodies in textiles et vice versa takes place.
A slow-motion noir based on suspended tensions, where the classical nature of the nymph meets its digital dopplegänger, the refracted worlds of Jim Davis and Jordan Belson fuse with Matthew Brandt’s landscapes, and dresses start a dialogue with bodies transformed through layers of superimpositions that consume the images and end up revealing their ghosts.
Special thanks to: Patrick Scallon, Thomas Klein and Chris Dercon
Berlin Gallery Weekend 2015