Quartz
Céleste Rogosin (FR, US)
Quartz
Installation

Somewhere between filmed performance, fictional film and plastic experiments, Quartz follows young adolescents messing about and drifting in an underground that evokes cave art. Through their body, their gestures and their connection to their mobile phone, their desire to produce and make images is reflected, thus questioning, in a metaphorical way, the discovery of the Image by the first men.

Having grown out of an experiment carried out in collaboration with adolescents in Hauts-de-France, who are therefore non professional actors, and shot in places that are sometimes out of bounds to the public, the film oscillates between a deliberate realism and a feeling of unreality.
Like the increasingly composite underground, the music evolves as they progress and appears as a distant echo that draws the characters into the depths. Based on a Euclidean system reminiscent of the resonant frequencies of quartz, halfway between analog and digital, the soundtrack gives the film its temporality while the senses are disturbed.

Shot just before the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, the film anticipates the ordeal of lockdown imposed on the global population, and presents individuals who are struggling, showing resilience. How can union and community be maintained through the ordeal ?

Magali Nicolaï et Guy Evrard, Domaine des Grottes de Han, Mathieu Dautricourt, La Maison de l'Eau, de la Pêche & de la Nature, Eric Blondeau, Théâtre de la Virgule, Mathieu Lecoutre et Olivier Desse de l'Opéra de Lille, Aline Lemiere, DIRECTION TERRITORIALE DE PREVENTION ET D'ACTION SOCIALE DE METROPOLE ROUBAIX TOURCOING, Olivier Moyon, DIRECCTE Unité Départementale Nord-Lille, Michel Dubois, Valérie Jouve, Aude Leduc, Mme Rivault & M. Rogosin, Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques, M. & Mme Cousin, Cindy Coutant, Kévin Grain, Marie Russo, Samba Sissoko & Street’s light, la MJC du Virolois ainsi que toute l'équipe du Fresnoy.

Céleste Rogosin
Céleste Rogosin France, États-Unis
Promotion Jonas Mekas

Céleste Rogosin (born 1989) has a degree in literature, theatre and cinema. In her practice she has moved beyond these disciplines to work at the intersection of cinema and video.
Keenly aware of social questions, her work focuses on their human dimension. She interrogates the relation between man, group and environment. Bringing from her practice a marked interest in the body and its place in space, at Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains she is developing a form of writing that seeks to go beyond a documentary aesthetic and move towards sensorial, immersive work, using contemporary digital tools.

Actors: Mohamed Gamra, Lilian Lheureux, Mélina Maréchal, Elias R'bib & Lya Scholaert
Directing and Editing: Céleste Rogosin
1st assistant: Lou Skornicki
Stage assistant director: Fanny Mougel
Camera Operator: Alan Guichaoua
Camera assistant: Thibault Pastierik
Sound engineer: Clément Decaudin
Sound engineer assistant: Arthur Brouard
Électrician: David Mauqui
Stage managers: Mme Rivault & M.Rogosin
Assistante stage manager: Julie Deweerdt
Sound composition: ISAAC
Sound editor: Yannick Delmaire
Assistant sound editor: Charly Caure
Calibrator: Baptiste Evrard
Sound mixer: Rémi Mencucci

  • 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
  • Maison de l'Eau, de la Pêche et de la Nature La Maison de la l'Eau, de la Pêche et de la Nature est une association agréée pour la pêche et la protection du milieu aquatique.
  • Domaine des Grottes de Han Les grottes de Han consistent en un ensemble de grottes situées à Han-sur-Lesse, section de la commune belge de Rochefort, en relation avec la rivière Lesse en Famenne, dans la région géologique appelée Calestienne.