Punto y Raya Festival 2016

Elie Blanchard
Paris · France
With the support of:
Experimental object cinema
October 21, 2016 | 23:30h
at ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie
free admission

Eile is a live cinema performance in which Yro makes, before your eyes, the sound and the image using a camera, microphones and small objects : paper, balls, cotton, plastic, light and photos.  These materials enable him to create video and sound loops, which he assembles, samples and manipulates.  They are aesthetically close to abstract cinema and object theatre.  In this way, manipulating, shimmering and using other synesthetic connections, he composes a land of primary and concrete forms. 

The process of fabrication is a part of the staging as much as the projection of the resulting film. The cinematographic form is put to the test by the arrangement, each time unique, of images and sounds, and also by the important place given to improvisation and accident. 

A shifting and autobiographical performance, Eile (anagram of his first name), is an exploration of childhood terrain where events and objects take on dimensions that are subjective and sometimes magical.  The images of the performance don’t tell a story as such but awaken, in each one of us, buried memories, a web of symbolic figures. 

Indescribable, Eile must be seen as an experience that is at the same time strong and fragile.