Christine Rebet

Version animée 2006 — Installations — 17 october - 17 december 2006


Born in 1971, lives and works in New-York and Paris

Christine Rebet articulates the conjunction of mise en scène, the unconscious, and drawing. The artist has put together a highly personal, surreal universe using drawings and film animation that is akin to automatic writing. She gives life to preposterous heroes in choreographed sequences that verge on the theatrical and the absurd.

Christine Rebet, Brand Band News (2005), Courtesy the Artist and Galerie Kamel Mennour, Paris

For "Version animée," the artist has chosen to present a sound-and-video installation that obeys no rational logic. Brand Band News is a musical fiction, both tale and poetic nursery rhyme, blending songs in ritornello form and sound arrangements. This piece by the artist, which will come as a surprise thanks to the complexity of its narrative levels, is both symphonic and unstable. By inventing a narrative form that exists outside the usual categories, Brand Band News begins to approach the logic of dreams and the unconscious, as if to better translate a world that is tipping over into the imaginary.