Petra Mrzyk and Jean-François Moriceau create the way others might exercise: as a team, and intensively. These bodybuilders of the imagination turn popular imagery into a high art with little more than their expert use of India ink, through which they knit a sensual, tactile world where fantasies become obsessions.
Their film Nantes ici Nantes resembles a journey, a poetic odyssey, or a cinematic daydream where a character with infinite shape-shifting capacities explores the city by every possible means, discovering wild, fanciful architectures and mutant anatomies, alongside Nantes’ tangible and intangible heritage. So, forget your trite postcard images! Here, emblems of culture and tourism become excuses for every visual experiment imaginable in this surreal revamping of the city.
PETRA MRZYK WAS BORN IN 1973 IN NUREMBERG. JEAN-FRANÇOIS MORICEAU WAS BORN IN 1974 IN SAINT-NAZAIRE. THEY LIVE WORK IN MONTJEAN-SUR-LOIRE. THEY ARE REPRESENTED BY THE GALLERY AIR DE PARIS AND RATIO 3 (SAN FRANCISCO).
© MRZYK & MORICEAU