Laurent Fiévet, Hollywood, video installation and packs of chewing-gums, 2min42, 2015
© Laurent Fiévet
Artistic approach"My video work and installations bring about confrontations between images, re- deploying them in space and re-working them within video montages. Organised into series by theme, their materials are drawn from the realms of painting, film and photography so as to induce unexpected collisions between emblematic images stemming from our cultural heritage. New generations of images created for each specific project or captured by on-site exhibition cameras tend to enter into dialogue with their predecessors, resulting in an even more direct representation of visitors within the pieces.
The aim of the installations is less about putting the images featured into perspective and inducing a shift in the way in which they are traditionally viewed than it is about making use of visitors’ knowledge and memories of those images, and the sentiments they have doubtless inspired. The decision to base the installations on images with a certain degree of analytical depth, having accrued a number of critical responses over time and having been interpreted by different generations of viewers, derives from a desire to instantly ‘condition’ visitors, creating a set of expectations within them that will subsequently be exploited or subverted within the installations. Thus the pieces appeal to the subject’s memories, knowledge and feelings in a closely inter-linked manner, so as to offer an array of differentiated modes of interpretation and approach.
Far from being exempt from auto-biographical data and, indeed, actively suggesting sociological and political insights and critiques, the installations above all set forth a series of reflections on the Image, its aesthetic, its modes of expression, perception, evolution and reception."
CVBorn in Boulogne-Billancourt, France, 1969.
Works and lives in Paris.
Laurent Fievet's work is regularly presented in the framework of personal and collective exhibitions, theatrical shows and cineconcerts. He has been exhibited at the Picasso Museum in Paris and Barcelona, the Museum of Art of Catalonia, the Kunsthalle Bremen, the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki and the Munch-Museet in Oslo.
2001 Docteur en études cinématographiques et audiovisuelles (Paris III)
2017 Ball Change, Paris, Galerie Mathias Coullaud
2016 Incise Video & Movie. Paris, Galerie Michèle Chomette.
Héritage. Arles, The Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation for Documentary photography & Film.
States of Grace. Barcelone, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya.
2015 States of Grace. Paris, Galerie Dohyang Lee.
Plaster cocoon. Paris, La Galerie Particulière.
Carlotta’s way/Returning Carlotta’s way. Barcelone, Museu Picasso.
States of Grace. Paris, Le Meurice.
Carlotta’s way/Returning Carlotta’s way. Paris, Hôtel d’Evreux.
2014 Carlotta’s way/Returning Carlotta’s way. Paris, Musée National Picasso.
Éclipse. Paris, Gleichapel.
Swing. Paris, Salon H.
Dislocated. Barcelone, Loop.
COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS (selection)
2017 Dance with Me Video. Paris, Maison Européenne de la photographie.
Moi, Courbet. Paris, Galerie Mathias Coullaud.
2016 La French Touch. Séoul, Artspace Boan.
Last year in Marienbad: A film as Art. Prague, Galerie Rudolfinum.
Il y a de l’autre. Arles, Atelier des Forges pour les Rencontres d’Arles
2016 Solid Liquids – Internationale Tendenzen der Skulptur in der
Gegenwartskunst. Münster, Kunsthalle.
Passe-Impasse. Barcelone, Blueproject Foundation.
2015 Memory & Oblivion. Beyrouth, Station Beirut.
Letztes Jahr in Marienbad. Ein Film als Kunstwerk. Brême, Kunsthalle.
Body Memory. Paris, Topographie de l’art.
How to drape the Concrete. Bruxelles, Galerie Jeanroch Dard.
Poetry of Bodies. Durban, Kwazulu Natal Society of Arts.
2014 Le Temps à rebrousse-poil. Marseille, la compagnie.
Les Esthétiques d’un monde désenchanté. Meymac, Abbaye Saint-André
Centre d’Art contemporain..