Program 2018

No 15 Bernard Demenge

France (1959)


Using photography to produce absurd images, Bernard Demenge creates a world where irony and fantasy take inspiration from banality. The artist stages a series of self-portraits, produced in the form of GIFs following the same format. In front of the camera, he poses impassively while a hammer, a funnel, a piece of string or pegs mangle his face, triggering a disturbing, yet amusing feeling. Played on a loop, this series of short videos highlights the extraordinary complexity of a face, revealing the fears and fantasies it contains.

Original scenography by Images Vevey in association with the artist
With the support of Cinérive