Water Diary: A Dialogue between Artist Videos and Amateur Films


Water Diary: (Left) Johanna Billing, Where she is at (still), 2001; video: colour, sound, 7'35

Exhibition in Frac Haute-Normandie, Sotteville-lès-Ruen, France.
As part of the Normandy Impressionist Festival, this project explores the generic theme of water through the media of film. Film is unquestionably one of the most well established practices in the history of modernity. Today, it constitutes a unique visual and artistic culture per se. Water Diary provides an opportunity to consider the moving image using an approach that combines artistic, professional, and amateur practices. To create this dialogue, the Frac Haute-Normandie has selected films by nationally and internationally renowned artists whose works are featured in French public collections and which were, for the most part, produced between 1990 and 2010.