My work revolves around the photographic and video portrait and its current use. Studying his history leads me to organize eye contacts trough face to face with the viewer. In order to reveal the components of a personality, I nurture silences to expose the mimics which build our facial expressions. By taking an interest in recording each of us, I’m looking to capture the different aspects of verbal and non-verbal gestures, revealing the way we communicate with each other.
So my pieces result from my interactions with the people surrounding me. I mainly meet them trough door-to-door. I often film them at their home in the following moment. My fundamental approach is to establish a contact and generate a relationship of trust with devices (systems). With this process, I use concept of distance and proximity in order to capture the moment of recess where people flick between the idea of controlling and letting go the social image they are building themselves.
With this approach, I often ask the people I film to re-act their own part. To include them in the same context allows me to highlight their differences. By assembling this collection of individualities, I confront them one to an other and underline what binds them in a universal way.
Amélie Berrodier – 2017
In this hyper-connected world, notions of intimacy, identity, privacy, personal or public space are often blurred by the continuous flow of images. Videographer and photographer, Amélie Berrodier (b.1992) operates against the current, and as for a “return to the banal”, makes collections in the daily. She selects imperceptible figures and “territories” that are revealed by the sensitivity of her objective.
Amélie Berrodier is a young filmmaker and visual artist. Through a documentary-like approach, she focuses on the everyday life and what is often called the “banality” of things. The heart of her work is the chafing transition between the private sphere and the public sphere. The artist develops simple rules that she uses to observe, with the apparent neutrality of a documentary approach, the complexity of the feelings and behaviors that underpin relationships with others.
Iman Ismail, Curator – 2017
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