Cinémathèque Robert-Lynen, Paris
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
Gaëlle Cintré, Zone Blanche, 2014. Digitized super 16 film, 22'. Courtesy of the artist
Four women who are electro-hypersensitive—a rare condition where people find themselves acutely intolerant to electromagnetic fields including cell phone signals and WiFi—are driven deep into the French Alps in search for remote underground shelters. Now struggling to survive on the fringes of society, their lives teeter between a primitive existence in nature and post-apocalyptic science-fiction. Because of their extreme condition, their way of life has never been photographed. Until now.
Zone Blanche is a film without electricity.
Born in 1986, Gaëlle Cintré lives and works in Paris. She graduated from ENSA Bourges and ENSBA Lyon and is currently doing research within the ÉESI Document et art comtemporain post-grad program. Her projects, often documentary in nature, address and connect questions regarding technological evolution, cinematographic narratives, and fiction as a form of anticipation.