Projection and discussion
Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion24 Nov 2022
The event is over
The works of Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion (born in 1984 and 1982) explore usages, language and culture in the age of the Internet, notably the online circulation of images and their narrativisation. In the course of their research, the artists thus question the relations that distinguish a work of art from a consumer product, an object from its idealised representation.
Dérives (Drifts), their first generative video is made up of more than two thousand cinematographic excerpts, the editing of which, using software, fluctuates with each viewing. The sequences are linked by the presence of water, which becomes the leading character in a poetic narration of the history of film.
Gregory Corso's poem, Bomb (1958), a declaration of love to the most destructive technology constructed by human beings, constitutes the sound track of their work entitled b0mb. This algorithm-generated work draws on Google images based on their popularity and illustrates the verses of the poem like so many keywords making up a universal language.
A Truly Shared Love presents the shared life of the artists and illustrates an idealised relationship, inspired by the aesthetic of videos from online image banks. Filmed in 4K, the couple move about in deserted spaces, embodying a loving relationship mediatised by technology and capitalism that is nevertheless in search of "something real".
Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion, Dérives (Drifts, 2012, 27 min)
Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion, b0mb (2018, 10 min)
Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion, A Truly Shared Love (2021, 28 min) – With pieces by Jimmy Beauquesne, Guillaume Constantin, Caroline Delieutraz, Carin Klonowski, Julie Vayssière
Projection followed by a conversation between Émilie Brout, Maxime Marion and Aurélien Bernard, assistant curator at the Centre Pompidou.
7pm - 9pm
A truly shared love. 2021
© Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion