Marie-France Giraudon & Emmanuel Avenel Fabulations hyperboréennes
We attempt to experience a poetic and spiritual feeling of life on earth, that is generated by a close relationship with nature, in order to propose an idea, a concept of the world and to elicit through contemporary, artistic mediums, the unity between the human spirit and the universe. With an immersive, videographic approach, we invite the viewer to travel into a landscape universe, fabricated and fabulous, inspired by our first hand experiences with nature and by new images linked to the study of the land and landscape. Our projects establish a link with science as well as art, all to have a deep recalling of an interior and poetic rapport with Nature and the Universe.
Qu’est-ce que (Lettre du bout du monde)
1998, 5 min., couleur, stéréo
Some objects, a book, some texts that serve as a trampoline to virtual wandering, in quest of little visions of the north– there, where all mirages are possible.
2000, 22 min., couleur, stéréo
The winter polar confinement provokes a landscape trance that permits us to create a cosmic territory, to wander it and to become ourselves, a little shamanistic.
2004, 30 min., couleur et noir et blanc, stéréo
A circumpolar navigation between reality and illusion, the lived and the imaginary, becomes a strange odyssey in the wonderful world of mirages, in search of something beyond boundaries.
Marie-France Giraudon and Emmanuel Avenel, multimedia artists, have been producing video and installation together since 1985. Their videos TRANS(E) BLEU, and CIRCUMVISIONS have been shown around the world and have received awards in Europe and North America. In 2005, CIRCUMVISIONS was awarded the Prix à la Création Artistique by the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, for the best experimental/art work. They have been invited by the 20th World Wide Video Festival in Amsterdam to exhibit and screen several of their works.