Anne-Charlotte Finel is squaring the circle in Melbourne, Australia.

Anne-Charlotte Finel’s programme Restless will be launched in January 2018 on four screens in Melbourne, Australia. Federation Square, Bunjil Place, Liverpool and Harmony Square will host three films by artist : Mur, Molosses and Planetarium, for 6 months.

Anne-Charlotte Finel creates videos that are likely to undergo successive changes, and even to be interpreted by other artists.

The notion of collaboration is essential with her; this also applies to the original composition of the music accompanying each one of her works. Her images, for their part, can be recognized by their strong grain and their altered colours, on the boundary between black and white. The artist has in fact chosen to work in a permanent interstice: “I make my videos at night, at dawn, at dusk, and at the witching hour.” An uncertain, mysterious period, when everything is as if on hold.

This interstice is also geographical, on the borderline between town and country, a transitory landscape to be criss-crossed with the eye, and recurrent in the artist’s praxis. She seeks to create “images moving away from a reality which would be too raw, too defined”, slow, almost dreamlike images, similar to an abstract motif. Human beings, present here and there in her early works, tend to disappear completely; giving way to nature with urban traces nevertheless implying their existence.

In her most recent works, Anne-Charlotte Finel undertakes research about inhabited waters: manmade lake, reservoir… She has thus filmed waterfalls, transforming their vertical motion into a hypnotic image. She still also has a keen interest in the issue of loss of landmarks. She has accordingly followed white dogs, becoming simple glows in the burgeoning darkness of the evening. In both cases, the artist, who always creates from a vision and a fleeting image, prompts us to imagine hidden worlds — because “darkness makes it possible to see better”.

Daria de Beauvais, Salon de Montrouge catalog, 2016