fleuryfontaine (FR)
Film -

A character recounts the police repression in France, the place he holds in society and his efforts to escape it, crossing fiction testimony and analytical discourse. He appears throughout the film in multiple situations, struggling alone against invisible forces.
All of this fictional character's movements were digitally captured by dancers reinterpreting scenes of police assaults. Those movements are edifying a portrait with multiple faces, whose suffering is the sum of all the violence perpetrated by the French state and its police.
Constrain confronts these sequences with the notion of "theater of operation", a military term used to think about war while keeping it circumscribed to a territory. Bodies like space fall apart under the action of aggressors who do not appear in the image.

fleuryfontaine France

fleuryfontaine is an artistic duo whose work explores the positions we each occupy in the neo-liberal, artificial and security-driven environments that condition our behaviour, our bodies and our relation to the world and to others. Their work also takes the form of installations, sculptures and performances as well as digitally generated images. After graduating from the École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Malaquais (ENSA Paris-Malaquais) in 2008, Galdric Fleury and Antoine Fontaine continued their studies at the École Nationale Supérieure d’Arts de Paris-Cergy (ENSAPC) in 2010. That is where they began working exclusively in a duo by the name of fleuryfontaine. Selected for the Salon de Montrouge in 2015, and then for Jeune Création at Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac later that year, they alternate residencies (Bruges, Seoul, London, Lisbon, Tokyo, etc.) and exhibitions in venues as diverse as Les Grands Voisins, isthisit? and the Maison Populaire in Montreuil.

    Production : Le Fresnoy, Studio national des arts contemporains