Work winner of the Prix de la Jeune Création Artistique 2019, as part of the 60th anniversary of the Méo-Camuzet winery.
View of the exhibition at the Château du Clos de Vougeot (France) – 2019
Video and sound installation – 7 portraits – Loop – 2019
HD – 16/9 – 7 video projections – Loop – Stereo
This work is a series of seven video paintings made with the Méo-Camuzet winery team. Each sequence that makes up this set is a static shot that paints a “frozen” portrait of one of the winemakers located in his workspace, while capturing the activity that continues to take place around, in the background or off-screen. Comparable to theater stages, for which the spaces of the domain are the sets, each act is a picture in itself, functioning in a larger whole.
The seven portraits each have a duration of 3 min and form a total of 21 min of images of the domain. They are installed in space so that they can all be seen at the same time, and are therefore the subject of seven large-format video projections. Thus, the plurality of actions in the domain is directly accessible to the eye and their simultaneity is made clear by the possibility of letting one’s attention go to one or the other present picture. The set was calculated to represent the way in which the employees inhabit the site and share the premises, both each in his role and which can also appear on the portrait of another. The spaces are then porous and all the images available for contemplation paint a portrait of the domain and its activity.
The sounds present in the installation correspond to the different noises of the environments presented. By giving an important place to silence, I want to emphasize the rhythm related to the work and the repetition of actions that are intended to be musical and melodious. The superposition of these sounds within the installation reinforces my desire to make the Méo-Camuzet domain a character in its own right, who speaks to us, breathes and lives.
Link to the Domaine Méo-Camuzet website.
With the support of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Dijon