FICTITIOUS LOCATION SPOTTING FOR A NON-EXISTING MOVIE
Exhibition of photos by artist Véronique Kolber evoking the worlds and works of H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, the Coen Brothers and Stephen King.
Artist: Véronique Kolber
Curator: Anouk Wies
Organisation: Cercle Cité
In the context of Luxembourg City Film Festival
Venue: Cercle Cité
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 19:00, 7/02 to 14/03/2020
Price: Free entrance
Free guided tours on Saturdays at 15:00
Influenced by the works of H.P. Lovecraft, Edgar Allan Poe and Stephen King from a very young age, the strange, obscure tense atmospheres and romantic fear exerted a pull over Véronique Kolber over the years.
Attracted by these books’ and films’ stories and characters, as well as by America, its mysteries, its ordinary stories and strangeness, she made several trips to the United States over a period of eight years. Her American Diorama draws inspiration from Eggleston and Shore. The work is a selection featuring personal images of her trips, unknown and unidentifiable places devoid of human presence that sometimes create a feeling of déjà-vu and trigger an irresistible wave of association for the viewer – like a film that starts rolling automatically.
Also referencing cinema and her professional experience as a set photographer, her work on the project ultimately led to Fictitious Location Spotting for a Non-Existing Movie. The photographs in the exhibition at Cercle Cité are accompanied by extracts from scripts by David Lynch, the Coen brothers, Christopher Nolan and other filmmakers, which she has reworked into a narrative to create new associations – between homage and re-creation.
The artist presents images that are frozen in time, waiting for something to happen, and stories waiting to be written. She creates the background, the American mirage, and asks the viewer to complete the next scene.
By infiltrating the work of American filmmakers with her own scripts, Véronique Kolber adds another dimension that shifts between the actual scripts and personal fiction and blurs the boundaries between reality, appearance and the collective imagination.
Cercle Cité | 7/02/2020 > 14/03/2020 | 11:00-19:00
Guided tours: Saturdays at 15:00