Film & Culture night // Artémise Ploegaerts and Louis Hothothot
What does it mean to collaborate? What can emerge from the encounter of two different artistic practices and discourses? To what extent does crossing disciplines challenge power relations? In order to elaborate on those questions, Louis Hothothot and Artémise Ploegaerts will look at their individual research and background in relation to their collaborative projects Her and A Dancing Archive.
Those two works differ in format and authorship. For the occasion, it will be possible to experience the multimedia installation Her in its entirety. More than working together to produce a common work, their collaboration is the long-term encounter of different ideas, cultures, languages, and media. Louis Hothothot is a visual artist and filmmaker from China. Artémise Ploegaerts is a choreographer from France. While Ploegaerts works with the body and sees video art in a choreographic way, Louis Hothothot works with the visual.
Having a different background and approach to artistic practice/practicing art, their collaborative work has brought something very particular to their research. It has sometimes been challenging but unexpected format and artistic discourses have arisen from their collaborative works. Their common interest have been to understand how identity is shaped and shaping the individual as well as its relationship to personal memories within a certain cultural and political context. During their presentation, they will also introduce and try to understand what ‘collaboration’ means for different artists.