Mélanie Matranga, You, 2016
Mélanie Matranga, You, "Incorporated!" exhibition, Les Ateliers de Rennes - Contemporary art biennial, Frac Bretagne, 2016 © Aurélie Mole

You

Date: 2016
Medium: Video installation. Video shot in Super 16mm and uploaded in HD
Collection: Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin - Acquisition 2016

"You" is an individual and collective chronicle, a newspaper both fictional and real that it summons more than it tells.

The film depicts sensual relationships between characters who in turn come closer, form couples, detach and exchange. According to the artist, "love becomes a communication system, where the succession of partners makes it possible to create a "We" through a superposition of "You", without fusion. The caress replaces the language, the group becomes a moving body but also folded on itself. Thus the artist proposes a form of universalization of a state of adolescence, where subjectivity, language, the body are complex notions, diverted ways of being in the world.
The film is presented in an installation which reconstructs a room, one of the places in which the film is shot. Intimacy is shown to everyone's sight. The embarrassment and the surprise caused by the sight of an erotic scene in a public place are at the heart of Mélanie Matranga’s work, using emotional structures rather than formal structures.

Supported by Lafayette Anticipations - Fondation d'entreprise Galeries Lafayette and Fondation nationale des arts graphiques et plastiques for "Incorporated!" exhibition, Les Ateliers de Rennes 5th edition - Contemporary art biennial, October 1st, 2016 - December 11th, 2016.
Mélanie Matranga, You, 2016
Mélanie Matranga, You, "Incorporated!" exhibition, Les Ateliers de Rennes - Contemporary art biennial, Frac Bretagne, 2016 © Aurélie Mole

Production specifications

The Foundation team and the artists produce working elements and images of the works at different stages of production (sketches, mock-ups, prototypes, etc.).
Note d'intention de l'artiste
27 July 2017 par Mélanie Matranga
Entretien avec Mélanie Matranga à propos de "You"
28 November 2016 par Mélanie Matranga
Le Fonds de dotation Famille Moulin atteste de son soutien au projet "You" de Mélanie Matranga
21 October 2016
Mélanie Matranga participe à la Biennale d'art contemporain de Bretagne
L'artiste conçoit une installation et une vidéo pour l'exposition "Incorporated!", 5e édition des Ateliers de Rennes - Biennale d'art contemporain.
01 October 2016
Mélanie Matranga