Ordinary Show is an ongoing internet-based project. A single white page is filled with a long series of extremely short looped video clips, like a deconstructed film stretched over space and fragmented into scenes put one next to the other and played at the same time. The artist uses the page as her diary. She obsessively records everything around her: the mundane, the small, the insignificant, the repetitive, the beautiful, the ugly, the flashy, the mechanical, as not to miss anything, as if everything was to suddenly stop. A strip-show neon light flashing, a supermarket close circuit TV, a lady bathing in the sea, are thus frozen in time as they loop indefinitely and hypnotically on the screen. As they accumulate on the page day after day, they form an evolving record of each one of the artist’s footsteps in the places, seasons, and states of mind she finds herself in.
Vanessa Louzon was born in 1976 in Paris, France. In 1998, she moved to London where she completed her MA in Communication Art & Design at the Royal College of Art in London, after getting her BA(Hons) Graphic and Media Design from the London College of Communication. Vanessa works with video, pencils, biro and felt pens, computer animated GIFs, web, photography, video, typographic collages, animation, and whatever medium she finds inspiring. Vanessa lives and works in London and Tel Aviv.