I've been collecting old movies for many years.
I enjoy visiting old bazaars and flea markets to scavenge a rusty unidentified reel…
So when I install a film and start the projector, it's an exhilarating moment rich in surprise and inspiration.
The authenticity of the archival footage touches me and it’s relative rarity make a matchless material.
I felt like diverting the film stock, bringing it back to life as a unique material...
Released from its coil, I start cutting, assembling, glueing, framing!
Like a metamorphosis of yesteryear cinema into contemporary artworks.
Uncoiled, accumulated, juxtaposed, the film strips are now a pictorial surface, a rhythm, a texture.
We find ourselves in front of a thousand images, we become witnesses of a fixed story... the time has stopped.