A rose is a rose is a rose
Maia Flore (FR)
A rose is a rose is a rose

After wandering between two continents for years, I continue the adventure of a movement. Far from a spectacular escape, I was wondering where and how I would find the desire of a movement, if this geographical exploration was to be limited to the territory of my body.

How the body is being moved? Assisted by a choreographer, my project began by a step aside I had to shift my habits in order to feel a movement and; let it go. I recorded this hypnotic state of the sensation in a studio, in this abstract space with a green background. All these improvisations gave me the material to a new form of researches between the still image and the body in movement.

In the installation, the visitor is guided through long veils to awake his senses, as in a ruffling tunnel that would peel off the layers. The light from the screen is calling the visitor to walk through the silken installation, where at this very moment of the meeting with the moving image, it may be the possibility of not thinking, recognizing nothing but only being in the moment. A strange relief before it goes away and the quest of searching had to start again.

Thibaud Le Maguer, Malik Razouki au ccn Roubaix – Ballet du Nord, Mili Pecherer et Cindy Coutant, Georges & Antoinette, Judith Amsallem. Équipe pédagogique : Alain Guiraudie, François Bonenfant, Daniel Dobbels, Barbara Merlier. Équipe technique : Audrey Ginestet, Marion Boissières, Samuel Allain, Pierre-Yves Boisramé, Rafael Van Sitteren.

Maia Flore
Maia Flore France
Promotion Michelangelo Antonioni

Born in 1988, Maia Flore works and lives between France and the United States. Her work has been exhibited in solo exhibtions (Esther Woerdehoff Gallery in Paris, Themes+Projects in San Francisco, Emmanuel Fremin in New York) and group shows (les Rencontres d’Arles, Paraty Em Foco in Brasil, Gextophoto in Spain). She won the hsbc photography award in 2015 and Actes Sud published her first monograph that same year.

“I dream of a machine that travels through time and space. Meanwhile, I photograph my body as an object of studying stages I set up and retouch as a possible trace of reenchantment. In a constant discussion with images, a picture that appears will make possible the next experimentation: re-begin and not begin again. Recently, I became interested in filming a choreographic process to understand the time and space I am bound to.”

Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains