FILE Sao Paulo 2019 | Videoart
Electronic Language International Festival
Cathy was a friend of the late French singer Barbara, who gave her the earrings she is wearing in the film. She also regularly performs covers of songs by Edith Piaf, another singer whose work reflects the bitter-sweet struggle of existence.
Céline Trouillet was born in 1975 in Colmar, France. She graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg, where she now lives. She regularly presents films in international exhibitions and festivals and has received a number of grants. The “SONG” series of “Singing Portraits” are continuous close-ups of persons singing, facing the camera and performing in real time. Each portrait has multiple layers of significance that are open to interpretation. The films are formally similar, yet each portrait is unique, and the creative possibilities are only limited by the number of songs in the world and the number of individuals willing to sing them.