Elles - Dans l'oeil de Clouzot

Virtual Reality sequences from Alexandra Mas' art movie

Curator: Paul Ardenne for Ciné Patrimoine Concept

With: Muriele Mayette-Holtz, Aurelia Khazan, Stephanie Michelini, Vincent Mc Doom, Sacha Tarantovich, Anilore Banon, Lyne Vernes, Elisabeth Grimaud, Ghislaine Gracieux, Christelle Santabarbara, Justine Gasquet, Janine Piguet, Olympe Racana, Annick Gouba, Cerasela Vlad, Anne Lise Schaich and off voice, Mathilde Lebas

With images from Henri Georges Clouzot cinematography:

Romy Schneider, Brigitte Bardot, Simone Signoret, Marie-José Nat, Vera Clouzot, Elisabeth Wiener, Catherine Allégret, Dany Carrel, Danièle Delorme , Mireille Perrey, Cécile Aubry, Héléna Manson, Suzy Delaire, Simone Renant, Ginette Leclerc

camera: Marco Tassini

coding: Jorge Reinoso

texte from the catalog by Paul Ardenne

“Artist fetishizing the human body (and fist of all, women’s body) with all the representations, Alexandra Mas definds herself as a beauty addict. But pay attention: this, in our corrupted world, subject to all kinds of manipulations – especially those of the body appearance – it does not exists, it remains a fleeing, inextinguishable fantasy. Seize the beauty?  Unfortunately, nothing will be as expected, the real endlessly collapses on itself. The vanity thematic has a reason to take a certain place in her paintings, pictographies or artist’s performances, obvious or rampant it takes a permanent place. It is told: we are the first victims of our consented servitude to this illusion”   

                                       Paul ARDENNE, author, curator 

© 2020 Alexandra Mas