CHEVEUX DE VENUS (Hair of Venus) is inspired by Velasquez' painting "Venus at Her Mirror" (The Rokeby Venus). Her perfect figure reassumes the sensual, erotic, and modest pose, but the mirror has disappeared. Lying on a carpet of hair, she is contemplated from behind. Then Venus molts and begins to move. Behind the opacity of this feminine ideal and the reassurance of a smooth body, primitive, strange, and disquieting qualities emerge. Locks of hair are transformed into fur, then sweat, and she becomes an animal. Surrounding the body-landscape, this experimental work of screendance explores and plays with the relationship between image and sound, in order to traverse a form of waking dream...
Direction & editing: Camille Auburtin
Performer: Lauriane Chamming's
Images: Camille Auburtin, Jessica Ramdul, Patrice Raynal
Lighting: Eric Grel et Nicolas Sastre
Sound Design: Benjamin Laurent Aman
Post-production: Jean-Christophe Ané
- Agite y Sirva - Itinerant Videodance Festival, Mexico, 2015 (international official selection, American and European touring program, April 2015-March 2016).
-Athens Video Dance Project, Greece, January 2015
- Festival Videodanza Ecuador, screenings in Quito, Guayaquil et Cuenca, November 2014.
-Festival Breaking 8, Italy, November 2014.
-Festival Muestras de Videodanza en Danzalborde, Chili, October 2014.
-Openscreen Event, Luxembourg, October 2014.