I Want You (But I Can't)
System: Video Collage
Duration: 27 mn
Exhibition: Projected during the exhibition "Ithyphallique"
at Cinema Le Barbizon, Paris (2006)
Concept: Hundreds of movies, of representations and of staged
stories absorbed during the pre-adolescence and the adolescence have
shaped the form of my ideal man, have slowly built and conditioned my
desire and my libido.
These images have imprisoned me in a love relationship forever fantasized
and unresolved. We called them “impostors” those who in
the street looked like them and were as well out of reach.
Yet, between Clark Gable and Fred Astaire, there’s no meeting
point: if only just the game of love played so that it transcends them
both into objects of desire to take, to possess and finally to anticipate
for a better self transfer.
This project consists in traveling back in time and in coming back to
those moments of movies that have crystallized everything for me. This
is a video collage that aims to show the mechanism of fixation and maybe
to take it apart in restaging almost in a reiterated way what is at
stake in the desire and the frustration.
This is the history of cinema, of pop music, of Hollywood, and of a
spectator without distance.
excerpt (QT movie, 2mns, 16.5mo).
"Ithyphallique" website (in French).
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