Barbara dans les bois / Walking with Barbara

Nicolas Clément
Experimental
16' 45"
15 — Septembre

Synopsis

A thread reel, a knitting machine, a character wearing a balaclava wandering in a space time difficult to identify where the thread brings us back to the film rolls of primitive cinema. A multiple portrait presented like an initiatory journey, Barbara dans les bois is a short-film where the textile work of Barbara Massart (La “S” Grand Atelier) and the photography of photographer Nicolas Clément meet. The work began in 2013 within the framework of a residence at the La “S” Grand Atelier, an atypical location for creation that puts together mentally deficient artists and their contemporary counterparts. The result is an experimental documentary around the character of Barbara and her textile creations. Barbara and Nicolas explore nature, launching on a path through the woods, a place that feeds the personal tales of the young woman. Each feels their place in the exchange and the foundations of a common language are laid down. A place tinted with mystery, hovering between fiction and reality takes form. A reel of wool spun by the actor doubles the movement of the camera. The film begins. Barbara feels her image, escapes it, builds it with her costumes, and creates others to merge into a magical duplicate, to encounter the other Barbara in the serene, mystical nature.

Director's biography

Born on 15 June 1976, Nicolas Clément has developed his photographic work since 2000, exploring documentary practices and interrogating perception. His images go beyond their descriptive function: offered to repossession, they weave a link between his experience and the spectator’s. Founding member of photographers collective BlowUp (2002-2009), he stands at the crossroads of many disciplines and is equally at ease working video, sound, and installation. His photographs were shown at the Charleroi Musée de la Photographie (2000), at Liège’s Biennale des arts-visuels (2000-2010), Arles’ Rip (2003), the Museum du Botanique (2005), the Neï Licht Galery (2006-2009), Luxembourg’s Casino (2007), the Festival Foto España (2009) and Paris’ Centre Wallonie-Bruxelles (2011). From November 2010 to November 2011, he received a grant from Tournai’s Centre de recherches de la Tapisserie, des arts du tissu et des arts-muraux (Research centre for tapestry, arts of fabrics and mural arts), where he completed a study around the image, the body and the technique of collage. Recently, he showed his work at the Galerie Les Drapiers (2013) and the CACLB (2015). From 2014 to 2015, he benefited from an artist residency at the La “S” Grand Atelier during which he made his film Barbara dans les bois produced by the Atelier Jeunes Cinéastes. Since 2011, in collaboration with Kathy Contreras, he develops new forms of writing blending stage, visual arts, installations and other creative experiences at the Cie Achtli. Nicolas Clément lives and works in Brussels where he teaches photography.

Diffusions

2016
Concorto film festival, Pontenure, Italy
Barbara dans les bois / Walking with Barbara
N° du film F269
Réalisateur nom Clément
Réalisateur prénom Nicolas
Mois de finition Septembre
In progress No
Genre Experimental
Durée minutes 16
Durée secondes 45
Process Color & black and white (B/W)
Aspect ratio 16:9
Sound format Stereo
Shooting format Super8
Hdv Video hd
Screening format Blu-ray
H264
Version Muet
Screenplay Barbara massart
Film editing Nicolas clément
Sound mixing Maxime coton
Sound recording Yves robic
Synopsis fr

une bobine de fil, une machine à tricoter, un personnage cagoulé qui déambule dans un espace-temps difficilement identifiable où le fil  nous ramène aux pellicules du cinéma primitif. portrait multiple aux allures de chemin initiatique, barbara dans les bois est un court-film faisant se rencontrer le travail textile de barbara massart (la « s » grand atelier) et celui du photographe nicolas clément. le travail a débuté en 2013 dans le cadre d’une résidence à la « s » grand atelier, lieu de création atypique qui fait croiser des artistes mentalement déficients et des artistes contemporains. en découle un documentaire expérimental autour du personnage de barbara et de ses créations textiles. barbara et nicolas explorent la nature, entreprennent un cheminement à travers bois, lieu nourrissant les récits personnels de la jeune femme. chacun éprouvant sa place dans l'échange, les bases d'un langage commun s'établissent. un lieu teinté de mystère, entre fiction et réalité se forme. une bobine de laine tournée par l'actrice redouble le mouvement de celle de la caméra, le film commence. barbara éprouve son image, lui échappe, la construit avec ses costumes, en confectionne d'autres pour se muer en double magique, pour raconter l'autre barbara dans la nature sereine, mystique.

Synopsis en A thread reel, a knitting machine, a character wearing a balaclava wandering in a space time difficult to identify where the thread brings us back to the film rolls of primitive cinema. a multiple portrait presented like an initiatory journey, barbara dans les bois is a short-film where the textile work of barbara massart (la “s” grand atelier) and the photography of photographer nicolas clément meet. the work began in 2013 within the framework of a residence at the la “s” grand atelier, an atypical location for creation that puts together mentally deficient artists and their contemporary counterparts. the result is an experimental documentary around the character of barbara and her textile creations. barbara and nicolas explore nature, launching on a path through the woods, a place that feeds the personal tales of the young woman. each feels their place in the exchange and the foundations of a common language are laid down. a place tinted with mystery, hovering between fiction and reality takes form. a reel of wool spun by the actor doubles the movement of the camera. the film begins. barbara feels her image, escapes it, builds it with her costumes, and creates others to merge into a magical duplicate, to encounter the other barbara in the serene, mystical nature.
Biographie du réalisateur

nicolas clément, né le 15 juin 1976, développe depuis 2000 un travail photographique. celui-ci explore les pratiques documentaires et interroge la perception. ses images dépassent leur fonction descriptive : offertes à la réappropriation, elles tissent un lien entre son vécu et celui du spectateur. il a été un des membres fondateurs du collectif de photographes blowup (2002-2009). au croisement des disciplines, il travaille également la vidéo, le son, l'installation. ses photographies ont notamment été montrées au musée de la photographie de charleroi (2000), à la biennale des arts-visuels de liège (2002-2010), aux rip d'arles (2003), au museum du botanique (2005), à la galerie neï licht (2006-2009), au casino du luxembourg (2007), au festival foto españa (2009) et au centre wallonie-bruxelles de paris (2011). de novembre 2010 à novembre 2011, il a été boursier au centre de recherches de la tapisserie, des arts du tissu et des arts-muraux de tournai où il a réalisé un travail de recherches autour de l’image, du corps et de la technique du collage. il a exposé dernièrement son travail à la galerie les drapiers (2013) et au caclb (2015). il a réalisé de 2014 à 2015 une résidence d’artiste à la s grand atelier durant laquelle il a réalisé le film « barbara dans les bois » produit par l’atelier jeunes cinéastes. nicolas clément vit et travaille à bruxelles où il y enseigne la photographie.

Director’s biography Born on 15 june 1976, nicolas clément has developed his photographic work since 2000, exploring documentary practices and interrogating perception. his images go beyond their descriptive function: offered to repossession, they weave a link between his experience and the spectator’s. founding member of photographers collective blowup (2002-2009), he stands at the crossroads of many disciplines and is equally at ease working video, sound, and installation. his photographs were shown at the charleroi musée de la photographie (2000), at liège’s biennale des arts-visuels (2000-2010), arles’ rip (2003), the museum du botanique (2005), the neï licht galery (2006-2009), luxembourg’s casino (2007), the festival foto españa (2009) and paris’ centre wallonie-bruxelles (2011). from november 2010 to november 2011, he received a grant from tournai’s centre de recherches de la tapisserie, des arts du tissu et des arts-muraux (research centre for tapestry, arts of fabrics and mural arts), where he completed a study around the image, the body and the technique of collage. recently, he showed his work at the galerie les drapiers (2013) and the caclb (2015). from 2014 to 2015, he benefited from an artist residency at the la “s” grand atelier during which he made his film barbara dans les bois produced by the atelier jeunes cinéastes. since 2011, in collaboration with kathy contreras, he develops new forms of writing blending stage, visual arts, installations and other creative experiences at the cie achtli. nicolas clément lives and works in brussels where he teaches photography.
Filmographie Premier film
Screenings 2016
concorto film festival, pontenure, italy
Infos fr

www.nicolasclement.org

créations textiles
barbara massart / la s grand atelier

Étalonnage
miléna trivier

soutenu à tous les niveaux par:
la s grand atelier (http://www.lasgrandatelier.be/)

Executive producer Frédéric guillaume et lova radrianasolo
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