Prosopopoeia

Prosopopoeia A film by Benoît Labourdette (3’47s, 2016). Produced by Arcadi Île-de-France. Documentary on the exhibition “Prosopopoeia, when objects come to life.” The look of a machine, the drone, on objects endowed with autonomy. thumbnail Benoît Labourdette
3 February 2016. Published by Benoît Labourdette.

Documentary on the exhibition “Prosopopoeia, when objects come to life.” The look of a machine, the drone, on objects endowed with autonomy.

PROSOPOPOEIA
WHEN THINGS TAKE LIFE

International exhibition of contemporary digital art
Artistic co-director Gilles Alvarez and José Manuel Gonçalves

CENTQUATRE-PARIS
From 5 December 2015 to 31 January 2016
As part of Nemo International Biennial of Media Arts - Paris / Île-de-France
produced by Arcadi Île-de-France.

More information on the website of the Biennale Nemo.

Works shown in the exhibition

  • À chacun son tour – Edwige Armand
  • A Day’s Pleasure – Jérémy Gobé
  • Art Student – Marck
  • Ascension – Anish Kapoor
  • Balance From Within – Jacob Tonski
  • BBot (BrowsingBot) – Anne Roquigny
  • Beauty – Rino Stefano Tagliafierro
  • Élasticité dynamique : Expansion, Trame, Lignes sonores – Étienne Rey
  • Endophonie mécanisée – Edwige Armand
  • Hara – Guillaume Marmin et Fred Marolleau
  • Inferno – Bill Vorn et Louis-Philippe Demers
  • I See I See I See – Krištof Kintera
  • Keep on Smoking – Michel de Broin
  • Mécaniques discursives – Fred Penelle et Yannick Jacquet
  • Miroir Fuyant – Thomas Cimolaï
  • Mono[lith] – Nonotak
  • My Answer to Ecology #2 – Charbel joseph H. Boutros
  • Nervous Trees – Krištof Kintera
  • Nyloïd – Cod.Act
  • Notre bon plaisir – Pascal Bauer
  • Octaédrite (Microgroove 1) – Félicie d’Estienne d’Orves
  • Pergola – LAb[au]
  • RE: – Bram Snijders et Carolien Teunisse
  • Rose – Laurent Pernot
  • Sans objet – Aurélien Bory
  • Sans titre – Arcangelo Sassolino
  • Sex Sells – Marck
  • Signal to Noise – LAb[au]
  • Tablespoons – Samuel St-Aubin
  • temps!réel – Maxime Damecour
  • Timée – Guillaume Marmin et Philippe Giordani
  • Wave Interference – Robin Moody

Acknowledgments :
The teams CENTQUATRE-PARIS,
Arcadi Île-de-France and Nemo Biennale,
the artists and the public.

Film Production, images, editing, sound design:
Benoît Labourdette

With the participation of :
Jeanne Paravert Leila & Barreau

January 2016

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What is a “documentary” ? A singular look on the world, on reality. Any film, any work, offers a vision of the world, whether through fiction or not. Moreover, some documentaries include fiction, and vice versa. So why differentiate these two forms of cinema ? Perhaps simply to clarify what the audience should expect from the film : the proposal to live a dream in an imaginary, or the proposal to discover unknown parts of the world, as revealed by a unique look.