I am an artist filmmaker and researcher. My work combines interdisciplinary research with the production of essay films, video installations and performances reflecting on the modes of subjectivation produced specifically by computational digital capitalism. I am particularly interested in studying, from a feminist and critical perspective, the discourses and imaginaries that circulate in virtual communities as symptomatic fictions of a state of the world. My work has been selected at Berlinale, DOK Leipzig, Cinéma du Réel, IndieLisboa, Transmediale, Centre Wallonie Bruxelles, Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival and the Salon de Montrouge, among others. My film La Mécanique des fluides won the César for Best Documentary Short film in 2024.

During the year 2023-2024, I am an artist in residence at the Academy of France in Spain – Casa de Velázquez in Madrid and I am giving artistic research workshops and lecture-performances at the Filmuniversität Konrad Wolf, the Locarno Film Festival, the ECAM (Escuela de Cinematografía y del Audiovisual de la Comunidad de Madrid), the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Marseille and Festival Márgenes.

My film La Mécanique des fluides (2022) is the first of a series of films proposing a reflection on the processes of individuation in its articulation with algorithms and digital flows of data and capital. It is followed by the short for here am i sitting in a tin can far above the world (2024) which will have its World premiere at Berlinale – Forum Expanded in February 2024. The last piece of the series, hold on for dear life, currently in development, was selected in Berlinale Short Form Station, was awarded the Bremen Video Art Award 2023, the Fonds Régional pour les Talents Émergents (FoRTE) 2023 and the Fonds d’aide à la création immersive of the CNC.

I am a PhD Candidate in Aesthetics, Sciences and Technologies of Arts at Université Paris 8, ESTCA laboratory.  My artistic research project reflects on screen capture in post-internet film and art. I have been an ATER/Assistant Professor in Visual Studies and Digital Art at the Université Gustave Eiffel, after having taught for 3 years at Université Paris 8. I was a DAAD fellow at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf (Germany). In 2024-2025, I’ll be an associate professor in the Master’s program in Scenography and Art Direction at BAU – Center of Art and Design of Barcelona.

I co-founded and co-direct the research and creation collective After Social Networks

 

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[Andréanne Béguin, Catalogue of the 67th Salon de Montrouge]

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My medium-length film La Mécanique des fluides (2022), supported by the CNC – DICRéAM and the EUR ArTeC, had its world premiere at FIFIB Bordeaux (France) – where it won the Grand Prix of the Contrebande Competition, the France Televisions Best Short Film Director of all competitions award and the BrefCinema Best Short Film of the Contrebande Competition award – and its international premiere at DOK Leipzig’s International Short Film Competition (Germany). It also won the 2023 Experimental Work Award of La Scam, Best Documentary award at IndieLisboa, Best Film of the Un Impulso Colectivo Competition at D’A Film Festival Barcelona, Best Short Film of the Documentary Competition at SEMINCI Valladolid and the Expanded Media award at Stuttgarter Filmwinter, among other awards. Other festivals and screenings include Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, Cinéma du Réel or FICCI.

I have edited several issues of academic journals (Multitudes, Images Secondes, Contratexto), published in international journals (Interfaces, Digital War, Marges, Augenblick, Écrans, Études digitales, Studies in Documentary Film) and participated in books, such as Captures d’écran (Yellow Now, 2022), L’art tout contre la machine (Hermann, 2021), Codes, races, climats, habitudes (Les Presses du réel, 2023) or Radical film, art and digital media for societies in turmoil  (K-Verlag, 2023). I am a member of the editorial board of La Revue Documentaires.

I participated in Berlinale Talents 2023 and IDFAcademy 2023. I have been artist in residence at the venues La Métive (FR), Vidéoformes (FR), Maison Artagon (FR). My work has been exhibited at the Salon de Montrouge 2023. I have been a member of the Jury of the Documentary Competition at SEMINCI Valladolid 2023.

I graduated in Filmmaking from ESCAC (Superior School of Cinema and Audiovisuals of Catalonia, Barcelona) and hold a Master in Contemporary Cinema and Audiovisuals Studies from University Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) and the International Master in Audiovisual and Cinema Studies (IMACS) from Paris 3 – Sorbonne Nouvelle University and Paris 10 – Nanterre University.

Interested in editing, I worked as a video editor at PlayGround Magazine and was (briefly) educated in film montage at the EICTV (San Antonio de los Baños, Cuba).

I have been the Festivals Coordinator of the international film sales agent Luxbox based in Paris.

I have published poems in some online magazines and fanzines (El Coloquio de los Perros, digo.palabra.txt, El vuelo del flamenco, Manifiesto azul…), and a poetry plaquette with the publisher Ad Minimum: Amnesia of the birds (2016).

I have recently started translating (Marie-José Mondzain’s Images (à suivre), into spanish, for Metales Pesados (Chile).

ACTIVITIES
PUBLICATIONS
NON-ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS
EDITORIAL WORK
CONFERENCE & SYMPOSIUMS PAPERS
  • “Un homme vu de loin. Animisme et pensée écologique dans Histoire(s) de glace“, Colloque « L’Archipel Raoul Ruiz », 31 may – 2 june 2023, Université Bordeaux Montaigne.
  • “Films machinima: notes sur un cinéma amateur virtuel”, conference « Les pratiques amateurs. Eclaircies du cinéma », 8-10 november 2022, Université Jean Monnet Saint-Étienne.
  • “L’image que jamais nous ne verrons deux fois. Télévision, plateformes de livestreaming et cinéma face à l’illusion d’immédiatie”, with Ariane Papillon, Colloque International des Études Françaises et Francophones du XX et XXIème siècles “Média/médiums”, University of Pittsburgh, 24-26 March 2022.
  • « S’approprier l’effondrement », with Allan Deneuville, Ariane Papillon & Ysé Sorel, symposium « L’art face aux urgences écologiques », organised by the journal Marges, 9 & 16 Octobre 2021, online.
  • “Sexe, mensonges et vidéo. À propos des régimes de vérité de l’intime”, in the conference “La preuve par l’image. Le médium contre les média”, organised by Dork Zabunyan and Aurélie Ledoux at Paris 10-Nanterre University, 23-24 June 2021.
  • “The Importance of Being Broadcast. Politics and Poetics of Virtual Visuality in Present. Perfect. by Shegze Zhu”, 109th College of Art Association Annual Conference (USA), 10-13th February 2021, online.
  • “Migrant Images. Migratory and digital flows in contemporary documentary cinema”, virtual conference “Arrêt sur images”, organised by the research team “Archiver le présent” of the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM, Canada), 6-9 October 2020.
  • “Impossible movements: refugee crisis and the between-the-images in Havarie by Philip Scheffner”, in the international virtual symposium “(Im)possibility”, organized by the doctoral students of the Department of Art, Film and Visual Studies of Harvard University, at Harvard University (USA), 8-10 October 2020.
  • “Common Images. What post-media does to cinema”, in the international conference “Critique de la Raison Automatique. Bêtise(s) et intelligence(s) de la numérisation du monde”, at the Gaîté Lyrique and the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, fall 2020.
  • “Appropriations and critical diversions of the vernacular video: the vernacular genre as a cinematographic genre” in the international colloquium “Les manières de faire vernaculaires”, organized by the laboratory LARCA, at the University of Paris 7 and at the INHA, from January 22nd to 24th, 2020.
  • « Poétique de la navigation comme flux de pensée: « Sitting in Darkness » de Graeme Arnfield », International Congress « L’essai médiatique », organized by the labs LISAA (Université Paris Est Marne-la-Vallée UPEM), EHIC (Université de Limoges), the Université de Bologne and the Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve, at the Université Paris Est, 25-27 November 2019.
  • « Films on crisis, in crisis. Concerning « Havarie » by Philip Scheffner », International Congress « Filmic and Media Narratives of the Crisis: Contemporary Representations », organized by the Université Panteion, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, Université Haute-Alsace, Centre d’Études sur la Communication Européenne, l’IRMÉCCEN and the PHILéPOL of Université Paris Descartes, at the French Institute of Athens, Greece, 7-8 November 2019.
  • “Ecologies of the videosphere: about ‘Roman National'”, at the International Congress “L’art tout contre la machine”, organized by the Collège des Bernardins, the laboratory RIRRA21 (University Paul Valery Montpellier 3) and the laboratory ESTCA (Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis) at the Collège des Bernardins and the INHA, Paris, 10-11 October 2019.
  • “Silvered Water Syria Self-Portrait: the camera, a weapon against the regime?”, lectured in the conference “Regime-critical media and Arab diaspora: challenges and opportunities after the Arab spring”, organized by the Mediatized Diaspora Team: Controversial Policies among Arab Media Users in Europe (MEDIASP), Department of Intercultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 5-6 September 2019.
  • “Dialectizing YouTube, reconstructing the revolution”, lectured in the Ludovia Summer University “Digital and representations”, organized by the association Culture Numérique, in Ax-les-Thermes, France, 20-23 August 2019.
  • “Desktop films: the act of seeing with someone else’s eyes”, lecture in “Radical Ventriloquism: Acts of speaking through and speaking for” organized by Lee Campbell Christabel Harley, London Conference in Critical Thought (LCCT), Centre for Invention and Social Process, Goldsmiths, University of London, 5-6 July 2019.
  • “Vernacular video in the post-Internet era” lectured at the Conference ” Forms and places of the virtual: first cartography “, organized by Guillaume Soulez, Olga Kobryn, Éric Thouvenel, Ángel Quintana and Lisa Zaher. IRCAV Laboratory (Sorbonne Nouvelle University – Paris 3) and University of Girona, at the Centre of the University of Chicago in Paris, 20-21 June 2019.
  • “Confession in the Web 2.0 era: ‘Testament Series’ by Natalie Bookchin (2009-2017)”, in the workshop “Pour une cartographie des récits de soi: de l’autobiographie aux webcams” of the Annual Congress of the APFUCC, Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, 1-4 June 2019.
  • “Recycling vernacular video from areas in social and political conflict”, lectured at the conference ‘What is Radical film? – Radical film Network Meeting’, organised by Julia Lazarus and Ursula Böckler in cooperation with the Harun Farocki Institute, at the Silent Green Kulturquartier, Berlin, 2-5 May 2019.
OTHER CONFERENCES & WORKSHOPS
  • « Cine ensayo post-internet y estudios en código abierto », workshop at ECAM, Madrid, january 2024.
  • A beautiful blonde in her twenties who is in love with me @ “Máquinas que sueñan”, La Casa Encendida, Festival Márgenes, 2nd December 2023, Madrid.
  • Roland Barthes among the machines @ Long night of dreaming about the future of intelligence, 9th August, Locarno Film Festival 2023.
  • « Post-internet essay films and open source investigations », workshop at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf, Potsdam, Germany, june 2023.
  • Participation in the round table « L’Année documentaire » organised by Tënk at the Clermont-Ferrand International Shortfilm Festival 2023.
  • « Thinking, investigating and creating after social networks », conference with Allan Deneuville at the École supérieure d’arts et médias de Caen/Cherbourg, January 23rd 2023.
  • « Open source counter investigations », conference with Allan Deneuville at the École supérieure d’art et design de Saint-Étienne, February 3rd 2023.
  • Participation in a conversation around the film HUA HUA’s Dazzling World and its Myriad Temptations as part of the carte blanche at the feminist film club TONNERRE of @clitrevolution at FIFIB Bordeaux, October 2022.
  • Participation to the round table “Documenter, expérimenter et réfléchir les socialités numériques”, international conference Remodeler nos interactions numériques. La subjectivité à l’ère du post-cinéma, Centre Pompidou & Columbia Global Center, Paris, 22-24 may 2022.
  • Performed lecture « Heureux qui comme Dylan », international conference Images en tr@nsit, Aix Marseille Université, 27-29 April 2022.
  • Performed lecture “CINEMA ft. Yellow Vests – We’re coming to get you at home (Remix)”, with Seumboy Vrainom :€, in the international conference “La manifestation politique au cinéma. Continuités, ruptures, détournements de l’expérience contestataire “, organized by Camille Bui and Raphaël Jaudon, at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, on January 31st and February 1st, 2020.
  • Video lecture “Video en mp plz: porno-politics of the visual virtual”, with Allan Deneuville, in the international online conference “The circulation of images”, organized by the Center of Excellence Jean Monnet IMAGO (École normale supérieure, Paris) and the the University of Geneva (Chair of Digital Humanities), in partnership with Purdue University and the Beaux Arts de Paris, 15-18th June 2020.
  • Participation in the online round table « Appropriation of domestic cinema » organised by the FICC – Festival de Cine de Cartagena (Spain), 25th November 2020.
  • Presentation, with Allan Deneuville, of the activities of the association After Social Networks, Rencontres ArTeC, La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, 6-7 October 2021.
ORGANISATION of SCIENTIFIC and ARTISTIC EVENTS
TRANSLATION
  • Imágenes (para seguir), Marie-José Mondzain, Ed. Metales Pesados, Chile, 2023. Co-translated with Ignacio Albornoz.
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