The artistic work of Céline Trouillet is based on personal implication and private matters, requires the entire physical presence and attention of the spectator. Visually speaking the means are extremely ordinary, being preceded by a long established genre: video showing us the body of the performer in the course of some simple action, ordeal or performance.

SONG N°22 - 4'40" - 2013

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Voice: Amélie and Marion Aubry

Music: "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" by Bonnie Tyler

Twin teenage sisters from a village in Burgundy perform "Total Eclipse of The Heart" by Bonnie Tyler. The idea of outer space represented by the term "eclipse" in the song title is echoed by the starry backdrop and the fact that twins are to be found in the constellation of Gemini, all of which is in contrast to the inner emotional space of the heart and the intimate complicity the twins represent.


SONG N°23 - 5'15'' - 2013

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Signer: Marianne Queval

Music: "Il me dit que je suis belle" by Patricia Kaas

Marianne Queval, who was voted Deaf Miss France and runner up for Deaf Miss World in 2013, performs "Il me dit que je suis belle" (He Tells Me I'm Beautiful) by Patricia Kaas, a song about women's desire to believe in men's flattery. The deaf beauty pageant parallels the regular competition but does not benefit from the same media profile.

 

SONG N°15 - 4'40 - 2012

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Voice: Farida Iarichene

Music: "My Heart Will Go On" by Céline Dion (instrumental)

Farida is a singer went blind at the age of thirty, following an illness. She performs « My Heart Will Go On » by Céline Dion, the song featured in the film « Titanic », about the doomed liner, the last film she saw at the cinema before losing her sight.

SONG N°18 - 3'30 - 2012

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Voice: Céleste Garcia

Music: "El Emigrante" by Juanito Valderrama (instrumental)

Céleste, a retired lady living in France, was raised by Spanish parents in Morocco. Here she performs "El Emigrante", which deals with the difficulties faced by migrants forced to leave their homeland for economic or political reasons, a song that was a big hit when she visited Spain for the first time in the early 1950's.

 

 

SONG N°20 - 3'40 - 2012

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Voice: Joeri Dirkx

Music: "Knocking on heaven's door" by Bob Dylan, version Guns 'n Roses (instrumental)

A young homeless Belgian sings "Knocking on Heaven's Door" in Flemmish, referencing a cover version by Guns 'n Roses of the Bob Dylan song. The morbid context presented in the song could equally serve as a metaphor for the state of Belgium today.

 

SONG N°21 - 4'30 - 2012

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Voice: Eloise Perez

Music: "Voyage, Voyage" by Desireless (instrumental)

Eloise is a singer of Gypsy origins who is nostalgic for the era of caravan journeys she enjoyed as a child and which almost no longer exists. Today she works for the French railway system. Here she presents a rendition of the Gypsy hymn to the music of the song « Voyage, Voyage » by Desireless.

Céline Trouillet - Biography:

A native of Colmar, born in 1975, and a graduate of the Ecole supérieure des arts décoratifs in Strasbourg, video artist Céline Trouillet regularly presents her films in international video exhibitions and festivals. She has received a number of grants from the French arts council and is a former lauriat of the Centre Européen d'Actions Artistiques Contemporaines in Strasbourg. Her work is included in private and public art collections in France and Switzerland and a DVD of her work to date will be published in 2014.