Eliza Muresan

Le lit de la rivière - Film - 2011

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 13


Paul and Louise, a married couple, are never in the same frame, whilst always in the same place and acting on one another. The image does not bring them together, even when they make love.

At the same time, I don’t let myself use the reverse shot and the subjective angle so as not to reveal these direct psychological relations, neither of one conscience to another, nor of an unconscious towards the other. The contents are halted and absorbed by this space which is between them, which functions as a separation, but also as a filler, and which becomes the real subject of the film.

This space is always concretely in the image each time that they both speak, their voices off, but recorded on the spot, always respecting where they are situated. Sometimes this space contains the effects or the traces of their actions towards one another, it forbids the exchange whilst consolidating the link.

Eliza Muresan


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing