Régina Demina

ALMA - Installation - 2016

présentée dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 18


ALMA is a piece/performance without living actors about solitude, about dimensions of life that are paradoxical and strange. It is a hybrid of genres: installation, electronic music, spatialised sound. The eponymous protagonist of ALMA is placed at the heart of a group where she lives an abortive romance. Hers is the white trash world of tuning, a “stigmatised passion.” The scene is set by the music, which ranges from Ambient to Gabber, and by a voice-off which itself becomes music. Part of the piece takes place in total darkness, in order to get rid of visual reference points. A tuned shell of a car symbolises Alma and his relationships while the sound space maps Alma’s own mental landscapes.

Régina Demina

Régina Demina was born in Kaliningrad in Russia, arrived in France at the age of four and grew up between two cultures: that of her parents and that of her country of adoption. A trained actress and dancer, her artistic sensibility led her very early to collaborate with well-established artists on the French scene. Self-taught, in parallel she made short films, between fiction and contemporary art, which have been presented at the Pagode in Paris, at Asvoff in Milan, at the Coté court festival in Pantin, at the Femmes de Créteil film festival and at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris. In 2015, she had her first solo show, Chrisler rose, at the galerie l’Hermitage. She presented an installation created from her film L’Avalanche, produced during her first year at Le Fresnoy. She then created ALMA, a performance piece without actors. She is now working on an adaptation of Autoportrait by Edouard Levé.


Gilles Perez de la Vega, Collek Agency, Annie le Ridan, Manuel Poletti, Blandine Tourneux, Elsa Brès, Aymeric Bergada du Cadet, Charlotte Vanucchi, Alan Gay, Guillaume Leroux (aka Lunatic Asylum), Charlotte Bayer-Broc


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing