Diploma project, ECAL 2013


by Olivier Bemer

What always struck me in the outskirts of Paris is their standardized urban planning, their almost interchangeable neighbourhoods, and the homogeneity of lifestyles. The image of a large settled territory in which a multitude of simultaneous actions intersect, coexist and repeat themselves in a random and disorderly manner ; cities where the unusual remains familiar, where reality is absorbed by the model. In this work I attempted to simulate an interaction between several actions, events or journeys. The nonlinear narrative is constructed from jump cuts that create timelines which interweave into a single stream. A tension thus occurs between the static general view and the micro-event, inlaid, repeated, unframed. 

Olivier Bemer