Live Mode

Sébastien Reuzé

28 April—27 May

Sébastien Reuzé, Paris, 2022, singel channel video, 25 min 18 sec

Sébastien Reuzé focuses his practice on the photographic object, employing and mixing diverse techniques. He combines snapshots with abstract photos and mixes analogue prints with smartphone images. Many of his abstract works evoke natural phenomena and landscapes. Reuzé approaches exhibitions as a landscape in which he wants to immerse the visitor.

The film Paris presents an urban symphony that documents the bustling streets of Paris from morning to night. Shot using a smartphone’s ‘Live mode’ and video function, the images are paired with a soundtrack that mixes real sounds and background music. Through a rhythmic montage, the film conveys the city’s frenetic energy and reveals a multitude of small yet significant moments of epiphany. The film Paris directly relates the image and the music using the principle of an urban symphony. As such demonstrations and social movements, the presence of migrants, the emergence of a new generation, clubbing and directions for the future, or, what characterizes today’s street is explored in Paris with music.

Paris was made as part of the CPIF’s invitation to its International Residency program and received the support of the Aide à la Création du Cnap, and the support of Wallonie Bruxelles International. The first screening is made possible by Sébastien Reuzé and Violet with the support of the Flemish government and Vidisquare.

The exhibition opens on Friday 28 April and is on view until 27 May 2023. Open on Fridays and Saturdays from 14:00 to 18:00.  Live Mode will be part of this year’s Antwerp Art Weekend from 18 May until 21 May.