Mathieu Amalric

Sans titre - Installation - 2011

présentée dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 13


  • In 73, we arrived in Moscow.
  • In 77, when I was 12, we left.
  • In 2010, 33 years later, I went back for the first time.
  • And I didn’t really film.
  • A few daft photos, two stolen shots and that’s all.
  • Even though I found the traces of my childhood, places, and especially my piano teacher, Tamara Borissovna.
  • She had said on the last day, as a farewell:
  • “Promise that you’ll play at least 10 minutes a day”.
  • Bah!...Broken promise. Totally.
  • What we didn’t do.
  • What we should have become.
  • And that day I didn’t film.
  • I didn’t film because I stopped playing the piano.

Mathieu Amalric


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing