From A to B through E
Cinémathèque Robert-Lynen, Paris
Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Mélanie Matranga, From A to B through E, 2014, 6'50. Courtesy of the artist
For her participation in Frieze Projects 2014—for which she received the Frieze Artist Award—Mélanie Matranga wrote a miniseries in three episodes, in black and white, filmed and co-directed with Valentin Bouré. It is set during the building of the tent of the Frieze Art Fair in Regent's Park, London.
Entitled From A to B through E, the series features a young couple of artists, exposed to the contradictions between their desire for freedom, their desire for success and their relationship. Unable to translate into reality and satisfactorily their deepest desires, they are lost in their choice between the stresses of life and the image we want to give of oneself. Lost in translation, they "build their relationship at the same rate as the stands of the famous London fair, as the café that the artist has created for visitors ; both plots are underpinned by creative desires, expression, freedom, and economic success".
Born in 1985, graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris, Mélanie Matranga lives and works in Paris. She participated in the exhibitions The Issues of Our Time, Castillo Corrales (Paris) and Artists Space (New York) in 2013-2014, to L'Époque, les valeurs, les humeurs, l'attention at the Foundation Ricard (Paris) in 2014, and is currently showing her work in Europe Europe at the Astrup Fearnley Museum (Oslo). She recently received the Frieze Artist Award 2014.
Born in 1984, graduated from the Beaux-Arts de Paris, Valentin Bouré lives and works in Paris. He participated in The Issues of Our Time 3 Artists Space (New York) in 2014, to Public Display of Affection in Rongwrong (Amsterdam) and to Keeping is not collecting at Work Sited (Los Angeles) in 2013.