Jean-Michel Rolland (France)
"Upside-Down" is a series of five photovideographic artworks that follow a similar basic rule: the photographs used are upside-down at the beginning of the video and end upside-down.
But what is important is what happens between these two moments: the colors migrate upside-down and downside-up at different speeds, leaving trails in their wake.
Those at the bottom meet those at the top towards the middle of the screen and their embrace constitutes the climax of the play (which lasts about thirty seconds in the middle of the videos).
It goes from figurative to abstract to return to figuration with displacement. The images are transformed into abstract paintings in movement to recover their original altered form.
"Upside-Down V" is a still life I composed using my pantry.
The fruits and vegetables are arranged on a table with side lighting. As in the other videos in this series, the elements are compressed in the center of the frame before being rejected on the wrong side."