For the Passages contemporary art center in Troyes, Rémy Marot is showing 2 series of photographs and a selection of videos, most of which have never been shown before.
The center’s first room is devoted to a series of photographs taken in 2002 on the outskirts of major Swiss cities. Parking lots, gas stations and a hotel at the end of a road, photographed in a cinematic format, offer themselves to the eye in the emptiness and strange atmosphere conferred by the lighting and solitude of the night.
The second part of the exhibition is devoted to the work of Rémy Marot. 8 videos, produced between 2003 and 2006, focus on one of the dominant themes in his work: Night and its disquieting universe. The video artist conceives his works as fictions, without it being possible to identify a very clear narrative or an obvious reading. He deliberately gives only a few clues, without ever revealing the logic of the scenario, which is more akin to that of dreams, through its absences, its shifts, the disparity of its elements and its incompleteness. He readily uses the subjective camera point of view to film deserted streets, parking lots, hotels or cellars, thus involving the viewer emotionally, leaving him to plunge into a mirror where he can identify with and imagine the script’s unwritten scenes. In this way, he draws us into a disturbing, dreamlike universe, where the beauty of ordinary scenery meets violence and death.
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