Open Air
by Jérémie Danon, 2021, 26'

Schermo dell'Arte - Archivio Film   Presented at the 15th edition of Lo schermo dell'arte, 2021
The film is part of VISIO – European Programme on Artists’ Moving Images - 11th edition

After spending some time with former inmates, Jéremie Danon invites them to speak in front of a green screen; through this setting the artist de-contextualizes their narratives by presenting them inside imaginary spaces. The artist asks them: "Where would you like to be now?". Their words are animated by images taken mainly from the gaming world: from the city of Falkreath from the Skyrim videogame to the environments of the action and adventure game GTA V. The virtual images create a contrast with the words of the interviewed people trying to offer a new perspective at their dreams and desires.

Jérémie Danon (Paris, 1994) lives and works in Paris. His works has been rewarded by contemporary art prizes such as: the Sarr Jury Prize during the CRUSH exhibition at the Beaux-Arts de Paris, the Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne Jury Prize for Contemporary Art, the Artaïs Prize during the 72nd edition of the Jeune Création festival. His  film Plein air is part of the collections of the Museum of Modern Art of Paris - MAM. 

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