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Annelore Schneider & Claude Piguet * 1970 in Neuchâtel, lives in Genève et Londres

"Their projects, mainly video based, are often a deconstruction of what we see as cinematic codes within our visual culture. They are fascinated with daily repetition, stereotypes and clichés that suffuse our popular culture. They deal mainly with aspects of (anti)spectacle, simulacra and appropriation. To do so, they investigate the ways that narrative can be appropriated, disrupted and re-edited to construct different stories and alternative meanings. Their videos frequently use the spect [...]

"Their projects, mainly video based, are often a deconstruction of what we see as cinematic codes within our visual culture. They are fascinated with daily repetition, stereotypes and clichés that suffuse our popular culture. They deal mainly with aspects of (anti)spectacle, simulacra and appropriation. To do so, they investigate the ways that narrative can be appropriated, disrupted and re-edited to construct different stories and alternative meanings. Their videos frequently use the spectator’s ability to construct stories from ruptured narrative fragments. In fact, their videos weave together a complex mesh of references: fragments of dialogues, citations and music extracts. A collage of recognizable, familiar images with a multitude of allusion to cinema classics. collectif_fact play with our desire to be gripped and even deceived by images and stories."

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