A MIMIC BATTLE - Collaboration with Roxane Bovet
Video-loop, (19,53 min), 2016
An empty auditorium at Stanford University is filmed. The camera follows a possible orator, though no human appears on the screen. A bit as though one were trying to film a ghost speaker. A speech is nevertheless given in this auditorium.
This speech is composed of three narrative loops from which processes, methods and strategies linked to the art of camouflage emerge. From Harry Potter’s invisibility cape to the mimic octopus, the stories that compose the speech become intertwined. The spectator becomes trapped in a loop with no beginning nor end.
A Mimic Battle, screenshot