A young woman, nymph or mermaid, glides peacefully and quietly in an aquatic environnement. The fact that the water is both the image and the visual support of the projection creates a confusing and ethereal feeling: the creature seems imprisoned in this tunnel, her body taking the shape of this inhospitable back alley. The reflections play with the ever-moving surface of the water, a tribute to Claude Monet's visual experiments. The undine is played by Laetitia Casta, a worshipped icon of our society, becoming through this artwork a contempory mythical nymph.
First a painter, Ange Leccia then went on to use the video as his creative medium. His “arrangements”, as he likes to call them, are born 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.
Artwork of Estuaire 2009
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