Raphaële Bezin

Les états et empires de la Lune - Installation - 2015

présentée dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 17


What is the place of the viewer? What physical and mental space is reserved for them? It was in questioning the places and modes of cinematographic projection that I came to imagine this project.

When carrying out my research, I was particularly struck by the importance attributed to the projection machine. There was a real public fascination with the object. It was as much a part of the show as the image on the screen.

Today, we tend to try to hide the video projector and make people forget it. I wanted to give it its full place in a mobile projection apparatus that itself stages the viewers looking for their seat.

Raphaële Bezin

Raphaële Bezin was born in Paris in 1987. After a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (France), she went to the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris Cergy where she obtained her DNSEP degree. There, she discovered the playback principal and shot a series of films reenacted from various audio recordings. This re-appropriation feature which is characteristic of her work is mainly applied to the field of cinema, sometimes conveying whole areas of it’s history. Her work has been presented in exhibitions on the themes of reuse and the confusion between reality and fiction, in venues such as the Palais de Tokyo, the MAC/VAL, Le BAL, the CAIRN Centre d’Art. She currently lives and works in Paris and Lille.