Julien Maire, Demi-Pas, 2002 (France)

projection performance

Demi-Pas is a short film and is projected using a 'reversed camera' technique. A projector has been converted to house micro-mechanisms that produce animated images using a principle similar to that of cinematography. Demi-Pas thus finds its own narrative methods, its own action and images, like a kind of projected theater. Real objects and photographic material are transposed within the projector. Based on this experimental form of projection, the film narrates a tale that has an extremely simple storyline: one man's daily routine. Demi-Pas is a short film that constructs an everyday reality, thus highlighting simultaneously both the simplicity and the complexity of this reality.

Julien Maire (France)

Julien Maire was born in 1969 in Metz, France, studied art in Metz, lives and works in Berlin. Solo exhibitions in France and Germany including Les rencontres internationales de la photographie, Arles; Hull Time Based Art, Hull; Centre National de la Photographie, Paris; International Symposium of Shadow, London. Performances include Site Gallery Sheffield; ZKM, Karlsruhe; Transmediale.01 and .04, Berlin and EMAF 2004, Osnabrück.