Jérôme Cortie

PARADISE - Film - 15min - 2022

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 24


When its scientific mission comes to an end, a satellite in charge of monitoring climate change deorbits to a devastated Earth. In this mad race for survival, it meets a guide operating for Pelerin, an apocalypse tourism agency that offers survivors expeditions to thrilling places.

In this speculative tale, data collection, i.e. the activity of the satellite, meets the synthetic image which is the manipulation of digital data. The Paradise project has its source in this interaction between the subject and the material that sustains it.

Jérôme Cortie

Born in Aubervilliers in 1992, his work was presented at the Rencontres d'Arles and the Jeu de Paume in 2021 and at La Villette in 2023. It is marked by the question of safeguarding: the safeguarding of the environment but also that of data, the essential support of our digital ecosystem.
His research is replete with references to science, science fiction and ecology.

Whether through the use of photography, video or computer-generated images, his work is developed through successive experimentation and hybridization in order to produce an ambiguous prospective that questions the maintenance of the collective belief structures that guarantee our perception of reality.


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