Supported by the CHE of Nice
Maksaens Denis – 1st Winner
Maksaens Denis was awarded for his installation entitled « Mes rêves » [My Dreams]. The room was transformed, for a moment, into a Freudian dream exploration. His three videos inviting us to discover the notion of dream-loops -messages from the mind that allow us to free our repressed impulses- seduced the festival-goers as well as the jury for its commitment.
The project was supported by Laboratorio Arts Contemporains and received the support of Fokal.
Corine Borgnet – 2nd Prizewinner
14 seconds of nothing, an eternity of everything.
« Corine Borgnet exhausts worlds to the point of tearing them apart, until boredom pierces a reference to the night, to insomnia, to idleness, that is to say to the desire for something else. […]
It is therefore not a question of a return of the repressed, but of a return outside of any psychic authority, such as an unattainable real that resurfaces, without our being aware of it, in boredom and absurdity, as in his videos filming « 14 seconds of nothing ».
It is undoubtedly a question of an obsessive gesture driven by an ingenuous desire to go around things, to unfold, in a Sisyphean and derisory way, an « eternity of everything ».
-Marion Zilio, Unfolding eternity
Clara Thomine – 3rd Prizewinner
Once you reached the second floor, you were only a few steps away from Clara Thomine’s post-apocalyptic universe. Dressed in a bathrobe, the artist invited you to follow her in three reports filmed after the end of the world and highlighting « almost normal » situations. Tout doit disparaître [Everything must go], as you will have understood, mixed performance and video projections for the great pleasure of festival-goers!