The École Nationale Supérieure d’Art et Design d’espace de Dijon is an institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Culture and Communication. It offers a high level of education (undergraduate and graduate level) and prepares students for the Diplôme National Supérieur d’Expression Plastique. With an international vision, it puts forward three specific research axes: Painting and Color, Art & Society, and Urban Changes. Its image and new media division is part of these three approaches and develops numerous local and international partnerships that promote research, creation and dissemination of works.
The videos presented come from a Research and Creation Workshop and a workshop that took place in 2015 and 2016.
‘Territoires à l’Écran’, is a Research and Creation Workshop proposed by Germain Huby, a visual artist and professor of cinema-video, and Vanessa Desclaux, a curator and professor of art history.
Twenty students from the 2nd to the 5th year, enrolled in the Art and Space Design departments, took part in this workshop supervised by three artists, Claire Malrieux, Till Roeskens and Safia Benhaim. The production gave rise to a collective exhibition in the church of Saint Philibert in Dijon.
Through their proposals, students explored and invented new territories that question our relationship to others and the world. The works presented bear the imprint of the omnipotence of the technologies of connectivity and the image industry, the way in which they shape our practices and our viewpoints. To think of one’s own territory is to try to escape and to resist this formatting in favor of new relational and poetic forms.
‘Don’t Think’, a workshop proposed by Germain Huby to students from the first to the 5th year lasts for a period of five days.
On the basis that we all undergo religious, political, aesthetic, moral, economic conditioning and that our society, through a conquering media system, engenders models of life, imposes stereotyped behaviors, dictates attitudes, discourses and ways of behaving, students questioned the forms that this daily conditioning took and gave an artistic response to this research through video.
The selection :
Territoires / Jonathan Couturier / 2016 / 3’ (extrait)
Jonathan Couturier explores the spaces of video game and records the landscapes that he travels through, thanks to a computer tool. The images on the screen testify to his travels in these territories. The texture of the digital landscape is transformed by the machine. The screen becomes a painting, and the pixel becomes the paint. The two hemispheres of the image successively share the surface of the screen. The pictorial territory convokes the mental territory.
Technic : Compositing / HD 1920X1080
Going Places / Andréa Spartà / 2015 / 3’
Imagined as the extension of the “Horse of Turin” by director Béla Tarr (2011), this video presents a character who has lost everything and is waiting to get everything back. He walks, in the dark and in the snow, to reach the mountain. Little by little everything disappears…
Technic : Animation numérique / HD 1920X1080
Compas / Justine Taillard / 2015 / 4’10
In the middle of a kitchen, a young woman turns around and around, obstinately following the camera lens in motion. A strange race in an unstable setting, an egocentric carousel where the body that continues on loses its cadence. How to stay within the framework of a hurried system that never runs out of steam?
Technique : APN / HD 1920X1080