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Ugo Arsac (FR)
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Two men are proceeding through an environment of concrete and steel.
Is there something to be found away from the public gaze, far from the perpetual din of everyday life?
One day, I learnt that a man takes a rope, uncoils it from the top of a bridge, down a stairwell and into a hole. He goes down and up it, down and up it.
Ever since I met him, I have been following him for a long time.
He moves silently through Paris’s dark underground passages.
Tunnels, galleries, sewers.
Drawn by a similar desire to archive and experience depth, we entered the capital’s guts, arteries and abandoned limbs. Exploring the layers of this machine, we discover its internal pulse.
I accompanied him in this Dantesque journey like a discreet Virgil, painting a portrait that reveals the bowels of this metropolis along the way.

Julie de Halleux, Lucas Bardoux, César Bardoux, Lucie Baudin, Liyo Gong, Chiara Malta, Valentina Carnelutti, Alice Goudon, Mili Pecherer, Blandine, Paola & Nicolas, François & David, Barbara, Santi, Médéric, Massimiliano, Suni, Aurélie Thuez, Marine Clouet, Alexander Raczka, Hamoun Goumidi, Café Interville, Fernando Colin Roque, Marina Smorodinova, Guangli Liu, Mathilde Cordier, Madeleine Van Doren, Daniel Dobbels, Valérie Delhaye, Luc Aureille, Martin Delzescaux et Félix Colardelle.

Ugo Arsac
Ugo Arsac France
Promotion André S. Labarthe

Ugo Arsac studied at the Beaux-Arts de Paris and then the Arts Décoratifs. In 2015, he shot Neuf Cordes in Italy and the Ukraine, a film inspired by the myth of Orpheus. The film was screened at the Festival de Torino TFF in 2015, the Short Film Corner in Cannes and the Rome Independent Film Festival in 2016.

In 2017, he made the documentary Jouons à la Guerre, which was shot in Taiwan and centred on a group of “Reenacters.” The film was bought by ARTE and received the Prix Émergences from Scam that same year. In 2018 he entered Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains.

Cursus

2017 - Diplômé, Mension Très Bien, ENSAD, Paris.
2013/2017 - ENSAD, Secteur Photo/Vidéo, Paris.
2015/2016 - NTUA, Cinema department, Taipei.
2012/2014 - ENSBA, Atelier J.L. Vilmouth, Paris.

2018 ARTE - Diffusion / France, Allemangne.
2018 Marché du Film / Clermont Ferrand.
2017 104CENTQUATRE - Avant première / Paris.
2017 Prix Émergences / Scam* / Paris.
2017 Exposition ORPHEO / St Merry - Paris.
2017 Exposition Cabinet du Livre d’Artiste (CLA) / Rennes.
2016 Rome Independent Film Festival (RIFF) / Italie.
2016 Short Film Corner / Cannes.
2015 Torino Film Festival (TFF33) / Italie.
2013 Exposition Deep Reality / Atelier J.L Vilmouth / Beaux Arts - Paris.
2013 Exposition Souffrir Ensemble / Atelier J.L Vilmouth / Beaux Arts - Paris.

  • Assistant Réalisation: Suni Prisco
  • Image: Ugo Arsac
  • Son: Ugo Arsac
  • Montage image: Santi Minasi
  • Montage son: Médéric Corroyer
  • Mixage: Remi Menicucci
  • Étalonnage: Baptiste Evrard
  • Animation: Lucas Bardoux
  • Étalonnage: François Engrant
  • Bruitage: Benjamin Poilane
  • Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains est né de la volonté du ministère de la Culture et de la Communication d’implanter dans le nord de la France, un établissement supérieur d’enseignement artistique d’un type nouveau, pôle d’excellence d’envergure nationale et internationale, dont les références furent exprimées par quelques formules telles que « un IRCAM des arts plastiques » ou encore « une villa Médicis high-tech ».

Sa pédagogie, principalement fondée sur la production d’œuvres de toute sorte dont le point commun est l’intégration de techniques audiovisuelles professionnelles, en fait un lieu de production, d’expérimentation et de diffusion totalement inédit.

Source: http://www.lefresnoy.net/fr/Le-Fresnoy/presentation
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