The Film Gallery, Paris

François Delagnes, Marie Losier and Silvi Simon

In 2008, The Film Gallery had its first stand at Art-O-Rama with a 16mm film by Christian Lebrat as well as three large format photographic prints. We return 12 years later with three younger artists who share a similar approach between plastic art and experimental cinema, precisely where our gallery is situated.

The works of François Delagnes, Marie Losier and Silvi Simon borrow from – as well as divert – the elements and techniques of both dimensions. The creations are wacky, free from the constraints of traditional cinema. The works are inflected from all sensory dimensions: films to be touched, to be displayed as tableaux, screens designed from food…

Displaying his films in light boxes, François Delagnes foils the illusion of motion while focusing on the film material: the gauge, the perforations, its material and transparency. Marie Losier’s installation creates a dialogue between the motion of the projected film and the fixed drawing: her screen is an enormous imaginary creature with a projector in hand. Silvi Simon invites the visitor to discover the textures of the screens, hand woven fiber optics or arranged popcorn. Finally, all three artists reflect on light as a material to be manipulated, to be sculpted or transformed as it touches different screen surfaces. The Film Gallery stand will seem like a cabinet of curiosities where, plunged into darkness, the light intersects and responds between these unclassifiable works.

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François Delagnes

Film-screen 1, Le Cap Béart (2019)
Mixed media light box, 15 meter rolls of super-8mm color film cut into 30cm strips and juxtaposed between two glass plates, 40 x 63 x 5cm
Courtesy The Film Gallery

François Delagnes

Film-screen 2, Le Havre (2018)
Mixed media light box, 15 meter rolls of super-8mm color film cut into 30cm strips and juxtaposed between two glass plates, 40 x 63 x 5cm
Courtesy The Film Gallery

François Delagnes

Film-screen 3, Collioures (2017)
Mixed media light box, 15 meter rolls of super-8mm color film cut into 30cm strips and juxtaposed between two glass plates, 40 x 63 x 5cm
Courtesy The Film Gallery

Marie Losier

Sans titre (2019)
Installation, Looped 16mm projection on drawing, 260 x 460 cm
Photography by Aurélien Mole, Courtesy Galerie Anne Barrault.

Silvi Simon

pOp cOrn screen (2014)
Immersive installation, Looped 16 mm film, popcorn, optical sound
Courtesy The Film Gallery

Silvi Simon

Touch screen II
Apparatus for super-8 projection, Projection of super-8 films, screen of glued optical fibre, mirrors, metal structure
Courtesy The Film Gallery

Silvi Simon

Touch screen II
Apparatus for super-8 projection, Projection of super-8 films, screen of glued optical fibre, mirrors, metal structure
Courtesy The Film Gallery