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Anne-Charlotte Finel Extra mural exhibition « Le parfait flâneur » at la Biennale de Lyon

"I film when light dims and grows scarce: at dawn, at dusk, at the blue hour or at night."

Anne-Charlotte Finel’s videos always seem to be plunged into a form of between-ness, on the border between fiction and reality, between a cityscape and the forest, between light and dark. Filmed in fading light, her subjects and landscapes act like memories, dreams or visions. While Entre chien et loup (“At Daybreak”) distils a few narrative scraps – “some deer and stags are grazing on the outskirts of a metropolis, they seem to lose their prestige in a forest pierced by city lights” – it is above melancholia that brings out the powerful grain of the images. As for the fragments of landscapes in Veillée (“Vigil”), shot in slow, vertiginous camera movements, they almost lead to dissolution, showing the full force of the masterstroke pulled off by Anne-Charlotte Finel: confronting the spectators with the inconsequentiality of images.

Anne-Charlotte Finel was born in 1986 in Paris. She is a graduate of the École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris, and winner of the vidéo prize awarded by the Fondation François Sommer. Her work was presented at Quai Branly in the exhibition Les Maîtres du désordre in 2012.


From 09/09/2015 to 03/10/2015