2006 - Film
the Barbican - London - UK
Video Nomad - Cinematheque of Tangers - Maroc
Athens Technopolis International Festival of Video Art - Greece
Cine-City International film Festival Brighton - UK
SYLVEr (1961, MARSEILLE, France) makes video art and mixed media artworks. By applying abstraction, SYLVER seduces the viewer into a world of ongoing equilibrium and the interval that articulates the stream of daily events. Moments are depicted that only exist to punctuate the human drama in order to clarify our existence and to find poetic meaning in everyday life.
Their practice doesn’t flavour the recognisable form, only sometimes. The results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted. By emphasising aesthetics, they creates intense personal moments masterfully created by means of rules and omissions, acceptance and refusal, luring the viewer round and round in circles.
Their works sometimes radiate a cold and latent violence. At times, disconcerting beauty emerges. The inherent visual seductiveness, along with the conciseness of the exhibitions, further complicates the reception of their manifold layers of meaning. By exploring the concept of landscape in a nostalgic way, they investigates the dynamics of urban and nature, including the manipulation of its effects and the limits of spectacle based on our assumptions of what landscape means to us.