View of the exhibition Venir Voir Venir, Xavier Antin, from July 3rd to 6th 2014, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris

A Film Set (1/3)

Date: 2014
Medium: Film
Courtesy of : Galerie Crèvecœur, Paris

Xavier Antin was resident at Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette, in January and February 2014. Building on his previous projects, he produced A Film Set, a film that uses a long tracking shot to combine the insights of a model railroad landscape creator, a military drone pilot and a London stock trader.

The film was shot in the artist’s studio at Lafayette Anticipations. Xavier Antin placed a mobile phone on a model railroad circuit to capture videos of the scenery.

A Film Set is a series of three abstract films, subtitled with conversations carried out with three people whose professions engage them in a specific relationship with the image and representation: a trader at the London City, the director of a model railway park in the South of France and a drone pilot in the USA.

The research for this project was also supported by CNAP (National Centre for Visual Arts).
View of the exhibition Venir Voir Venir, Xavier Antin, from July 3rd to 6th 2014, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris
View of the exhibition Venir Voir Venir, Xavier Antin, from July 3rd to 6th 2014, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris
View of the exhibition Venir Voir Venir, Xavier Antin, from July 3rd to 6th 2014, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris
View of the exhibition Venir Voir Venir, Xavier Antin, from July 3rd to 6th 2014, Lafayette Anticipations, Paris