First a painter, he then went on to use the video as his creative medium. His “arrangements”, as he likes to call them, are borne out of the people he meets and of a specific alteration of still images and moving images; these can either be torn, slowed down or cut.
Nymphéa is a video projected onto the surface of the canal. A woman calmly floats about in her aquatic environment. This double presence of water in the image, and as a medium for image, creates a blurring effect and the result is deeply disturbing. This sprite is embodied by Laetitia Casta, an icon of our society who here becomes a contemporary mythical nymph.
Born in 1959 and a former resident of the Villa Medicis in Rome, Ange Leccia is now the director of Le Pavillon, the pedagogical unit at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
This work was created for Estuaire 2007 thanks to the support of Total, Official Partner.
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