VIDEO | HDCAM | 25 MINUTES | 2014
Through forests, baroque ruins, control towers and Roman catacombs, “Untitled” follows a scientific community as it tracks a magical animal.
Somewhere between fantasy and initiatory ritual, this video blends paleo-Christian frescoes with tablet computers, and control screens with the song of the Greek Sibyls.
By confronting the underworld with the realm of aviation, the archaic with new technologies, “Untitled” questions the immutability of the meaning of story and image in light of the evolution of beliefs. Behind the question of verticality lies that of transcendance, which this work attempts to explore.
After studying at the École Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs of Strasbourg, and at the Fresnoy-National Studio of Contemporary Arts Clément Cogitore develope an artistic practice halfway between cinema and contemporary art.
Combining film, video, installations and photographs his work questions the modalities of cohabitation of men with their images.
There is often question of ritual, collective memory, figuration of the sacred as well as a particular idea of the permeability of the worlds.
His films have been selected for numerous international festivals (Director’s Fortnight Cannes, Locarno, Lisbon, Montréal…) and won several awards. His work has also been screened or presented in various art centres and museums (Palais de Tokyo Paris, Centre Georges Pompidou Paris, Haus der Kultur der Welt, Berlin, Museum of fine arts, Boston…). Born in 1983 in Colmar, Clement Cogitore lives and works between Paris and Rome where he’s for the year 2012 resident of the Villa Medici, French Academy in Rome-Villa Medici.