Last June, Rencontres Audiovisuelles sent over to French and international students and professionals in audiovisual, animation film, digital arts, graphic design etc., a call for a video mapping contest, organised within the European Heritage days 2014.
Each work has been designed for the War Memorial located on the Rihour Square according to the theme “Great War, 1914-1918”.
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The screening is structured by excerpts from letters and poems written by Wilfred Owen, a British soldier and poet who corresponded extensively with his mother. To me, focusing on one particular person seemed to be an efficient way to talk about this conflict with humanity.
I chose to suggest things with shadows and lights. The use of black and white is justified by economical concerns and above all by a need for simplicity. The Memorial becomes both a witness and a screen for this story.
Ludovic Burczykowski – Associate Artist, Les Rencontres Audiovisuelles
Julien Dubois – Assistant Mayor for Heritage, City of Lille
Alain Grisval – Development Manager, Citeos
Raoul Servais – Animation Director
Romain Tardy, AntiVJ – Media artist
Organised by Rencontres Audiovisuelles, within the European Heritage days 2014.
With the support of the City of Lille and Citeos.
With support from the Regional Council Nord-Pas de Calais (Drestic) and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).