Born in 1973, Sophie Laly graduated from the Dijon School of Fine Arts in Dijon, France. She creates video installations and videos that question and dissect notions of time and space-time. Her work is inspirational, spanning several different fields such as cinema, biology and physics. She became a film projectionist in Paris in 1999. Because of personal interest, she has developed a close connection with contemporary dance, creating films for choreographers ; Daniel Larrieu, Alain Buffard, Christian Rizzo, Emmanuelle Huynh, Latifa Laâbissi, Boris Charmatz, Christian Rizzo, David Wampach, Deborah Hay, Marco Berettini, Yves-Noel Genod, Carlotta Sagna, Lionel Hoche, Laure Bonicel, Thierry Baë, Sylvain Prunenec, as well as for the SACD (since 2007, for the « Sujets à Vifs » at the Festival d'Avignon).
She has participated as artistic collaborator and/or video artist in different projects : Emmanuelle Huynh (Ligne d'arrivée, 2004), Rachid Ouramdame (A l'oeil nu, 2003/2005, Les morts pudiques, 2004, Cover, 2005), Richard Siegal (Stranger/stranger report, 2006), Daniel Larrieu, (video-controls for Waterproof, 2006), Latifa Laabissi (Habiter, 2007), Dysfashionai - adventure in post-style (Luxembourg 2007), Elisabeth Naud and Luc Poux, architects (spatial design of a slideshow for their exhibition at the Galerie d'Architecture Paris - 2008), has directed filmed portraits for the Agence Pargade Architecte for the exhibition Subjectiver le lieu at the Galerie d'Architecture Paris (2012), has worked with Kader Attia for the editing of his videographic performances since 2011. Since 2008, she has collaborated with Christian Rizzo as video artist and assistant director on several projects : mon amour (2008), ni cap, ni grand canyon (2009, for the Opéra de Lyon), l'oubli, toucher du bois (2010), le bénéfice du doute (2012), Erwartung, Pierrot Lunaire, La Voix humaine (2010, operas produced by the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse) and Tannhäuser (2012, production of the Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse). She created also with Christian Rizzo an installation / concert néo-fiction (2012) for the festival On the boards at Seattle.
She has been commissioned by the Musée de la danse / CCN Rennes/Bretagne - Boris Charmatz, to direct a film about the children of the project Enfants, a creation by Boris Charmatz for the Festival d'Avignon (2011). In 2011, she got a Fundation Beaumarchais grant for the writing of a feature film. PA, the shortest of her films, has just been rewarded by the CHERIES-CHERIS 2012, International Gay, lesbian, bi and trans film Festival in Paris (LGBT).
Dance films :
more than 60 between 2002-2012
Art video :
2011 : big crunch
2010 : Singel man
2010 : LESS THAN A MINUTE
2008 : PA - Awards: Festival Chéries Chéris, Paris 2012 –Very short film / Nokia Paris-Roma Contest 2008
2007 : nous ne sommes pas
2005 : le vent a recommencé et de nouveau le ciel est devenu noir
2004 : N/EVER - prizewinning film – « Entraînements “ - Film And Video Contest - Association Edna and Siemens Arts Program
2002 : EVERY-
1999 : « on croit toujours qu'ailleurs c'est mieux » - interactive movie with a remote control
Art installation :
1999 : DON'T LET ME DOWN
1999 : « si tu savais à quel point… » Pénélope, 1999.
1998 : Trouble taking place
1998 : How could you dare ?
1998 : Repère. Point de départ.