Private Project

SONG N°22

Twin teenage sisters from a village in Burgundy perform "Total Eclipse of The Heart" by Bonnie Tyler. The idea of outer space represented by the term "eclipse" in the song title is echoed by the starry backdrop and the fact that twins are to be found in the constellation of Gemini, all of which is in contrast to the inner emotional space of the heart and the intimate complicity the twins represent.

  • Céline TROUILLET
    Director
    Song series and Dance series
  • Self-produced
    Producer
    Song series and Dance seriesA
  • Amélie and Marion AUBRY
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    November 1, 2013
  • Production Budget:
    500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    France
  • Country of Filming:
    France
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 17th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA
    Novi Sad, Serbia
    December 20, 2013
    Serbian Premiere
    SPHINX AWARD for SONG N°21
  • 2nd OZON International Video Art Festival
    Poland
    December 20, 2013
    Polish Premiere
    HONORED MENTION for SONG N°15
  • Festival Octobre Rouge
    Luxembourg City
    October 15, 2009
    Luxembourg Premiere
    JURY PRIZE for SONG N°8
  • 31st Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival
    Kassel, Germany
    November 11, 2014
  • Filmideo 2014
    Index Art Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA
    September 27, 2014
  • 17th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA
    Novi Sad, Serbia
    October 31, 2014
    Serbian Premiere
  • 6th Cairo Video Festival
    Cairo, Egypt
    September 15, 2014
    Egyptian Premiere
  • Altered Esthetics Art House Film Festival
    Minneapolis, USA
    July 25, 2014
    North American Premiere
  • GNARL Fest’s 2014
    Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Linkoln, UK
    October 29, 2014
    British Premiere
  • MIDEN
    Kalamata, Greece
    July 3, 2014
    Greek Premiere
  • Black Noise, Unnoticed Live Art Festival
    Netherlands
    February 6, 2014
    Dutch Premiere
  • Digital Storytelling
    gallery space of the 10th Berlin International Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany
    February 9, 2014
    German Premiere
Director Biography - Céline TROUILLET


Céline Trouillet, born in 1975, Colmar, France.

Céline Trouillet / bd Clémenceau, 19 / F- Strasbourg 67000

Tel: +33 (0)6 78 70 78 62 / celinetrouillet@laposte.net

http://creative.arte.tv/fr/users/celine-trouillet

Biography (selective)

1982-1993 • Academy of music, Colmar Conservatory, France

1998 • National Diploma in Plastic Expression graduated with honors, Higher School of Fine
Arts, Mulhouse, France

2000 • Higher National Diploma in Plastic Expression graduated with honors, Higher School
of Decorative Arts, Strasbourg, France

Video Festivals & Exhibitions (selective)

2014

• 31st Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Kassel, Germany (11-16 Nov 2014)

• 27th Instants Video numériques et poétiques, Marseille, France (7-30 Nov 2014)

• 17th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA, Novi Sad, Serbia (31 Oct - 2 Nov 2014)

• GNARL Fest’s 2014, Video Art showcase, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, Linkoln, UK
(29 Oct - 1 Nov 2014)

• Web Video Biennial, Web Art Center, Portugal (15 Oct - 31 Dec 2014)

• 16th Festival des Cinémas différents et expérimentaux de Paris, Paris, France
(11-26 Oct 2014)

• Ecoutez voir…, exhibition, FRAC Alsace collection, Etappenstall Cultural Center, Erstein,
France (5 Oct - 16 Nov 2014)

• Filmideo 2014, Index Art Center, Newark, New Jersey, USA (27 Sept 2014)

• 6th Cairo Video Festival, Cairo, Egypt (15-30 Sept 2014)

• Le Deuxième Sexe, Brigade des Images, Paris, France (12 Sept - 5 Oct 2014)

• 15th FILE, International Video Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil (26 Aug - 5 Oct 2014)

• Altered Esthetics Art House Film Festival, Minneapolis, USA (25 July 2014)

• FEMINA 2014, International Women's Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
(11-19 July 2014)

• Festival Images Contre Nature 2014, Marseille, France (2-5 July 2014)

• Resonance, exhibition, Richmond, Virginia, USA

• Outdoor screening, Doc Lounge Stockholm, Sweden

• NordArt 2014, exhibition, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, Germany

• MIDEN, Video Art Festival, Kalamata, Greece (3-5 July 2014)

• Little Scuzzy Film Fest, Skihousemedia, Carbondale, Canada

• DELETE TV programmes on the cable channel Okto, www.okto.tv, Vienna, Austria
(17 October 2014 : SONG N°20
25 July 2014 : SONG N°22
2 April 2014 : SONG N°18)

• International Uranium Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

• Between the image and personality # 2, “Now & After” presentation, Victoria Gallery,
National Centre for Contemporary Art, Samara, Russia

• Dimanche Rouge Television Program on the cable channel Souvenirs from Earth (SFE),
Paris, France

• IN-SONORA, 8th Interactive and Sound Art Festival, Madrid, Spain

• Black Noise, Unnoticed Live Art Festival, 222 lodge-presentation, Netherlands

• Digital Storytelling, exhibition in the gallery space of the 10th Berlin International Directors
Lounge, Berlin, Germany

• Non Biennale 2014, Web Art Center, Portugal

2013

• BIP.01 collection, “Now & After” presentation, III Krasnoyarsk International Media Art
Festival, Krasnoyarsk, Russia

• Come As You Are, ”Miden” presentation, Espacio Enter, Canarias

• 17th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA, Novi Sad, Serbia
SPHINX AWARD FOR SONG N°21

• International Festival of Creativity, Innovation & Digital Culture, Espacio Enter, Canarias

• 2nd OZON International Video Art Festival, Poland
HONORED MENTION FOR SONG N°15

• RISC 2013, Rencontres Internationales Sciences et Cinémas, Marseille, France

• Simultan 09, International Experimental Video/Sound Festival, Timisoara, Romania

• Follow The Music, “Now & After” presentation, TETRAMATYKA Audio Visual Art Festival,
Lviv, Ukraine

• 5th Cairo Video Festival, Cairo, Egypt

• WNDX, Festival of Moving Image, Winnipeg, Canada

• OHGOD, Performance and Video and Live Art Night, Melbourne, Australia

• EXIL, Brigade des Images, Paris, France

• Là Où Il Pleuvine, 4th Festival, Saulieu, France

• Sans Titre Mais Poétique, Festival, La Friche Laiterie, Strasbourg, France

• MIDEN, Video Art Festival, Kalamata, Greece

• C.A.R. Videolounge 2013, Art Fair, Essen, Germany

• La Grande Région en images, Filmbuero Saar, Saarbrücken, Germany

• Festival of Migrant Film, Ljubljana, Slovenia

• Ma P’tite Folie contemporaine, exhibition, 30th anniversary of the FRAC Alsace, La Folie
Marco Museum, Barr, France

• FONLAD, Digital Art Festival, Coimbra, Portugal

• Now & After, International Video Art Festival, Moscow, Russia

• FIVAC, 5th International Videoart Festival of Camagüey, Cuba

• Video Art Series (Session 3), The Delegation of the European Union to Japan, Tokyo,
Japan

• 9th Berlin International Directors Lounge, Berlin, Germany

• Musique et RegArt, exhibition, 30th anniversary of the FRAC Alsace, Illiade Cultural Center,
Illkirch, France

2012

• Regionale 13, exhibition, Accélérateur de Particules Association, Aubette 1928 Museum,
Strasbourg, France

• Simultan, exhibition, European Center for Contemporary Artistic Actions,
Strasbourg, France

2011

• Regionale 12, exhibition, Accélérateur de Particules Association, Maillon-Wacken,
Strasbourg, France

• MUSICVIDEOART 6, International Video Festival, Heure Exquise, Mons en Baroeul,
France

2010

• MUSICVIDEOART 5, International Video Festival, Heure Exquise, Mons en Baroeul,
France

• Crosstalk Festival, Video Art Festival, Budapest, Hungary

• Ladyfest Toronto 2010, Toronto, Canada

• 21st Vidéographies, International Video Art Festival, Liège, Belgium

• Temps Forts, “Femmes Artistes?”, International Center For Video Arts, Heure Exquise, Lille,
France

• 25th Vidéoformes, International Video and Multimedia Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France

• 13rd Traverse Vidéo, International Video Art Festival, Toulouse, France

2009

• Regionale 10, exhibition, Kunsthalle Palazzo, Liestal, Switzerland

• 22nd festival of the Instants Video nomads, Marseille, France

• ZwergWERK, Short Film Festival, Oldenburg, Germany

• Festival Octobre Rouge, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
AWARDED JURY PRIZE FOR SONG N°8

• Imperato Film Fest, exhibition, Imperato Gallery, Baltimore, USA

• MUSICVIDEOART 4, Festival video international, Heure Exquise, Mons en Baroeul, France

• Zooart 2009, exhibition, Cuneo Centro Italy, Italy

• Miden 09, Video Art Festival, Kalamata, Greece

• 10th FILE, International Video Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil

• Simultan 05, International Experimental Video/Sound Festival, Timisoara, Romania

• Les Yeux, La Nuit #6, video screening, Association Les Yeux de l'Ouïe, Nancy, France

2008

• Regionale 9, exhibition, Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland

• Play-Replay, exhibition with Robert Cahen in Malraux Art Center, Colmar, France

• Simultan 04, International Experimental Video/Sound Festival, Timisoara, Romania

• Divas, exhibition, Hector-Berlioz Museum and the National Contemporary Art Center,
Grenoble, France

• MUSICVIDEOART 3, International Video Festival, Heure Exquise, Mons en Baroeul,
France

• 9th FILE, International Video Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil

2007

• 34th International Festival of Independent Film, Brussels, Belgium

• Nocturnes Vidéo, outdoor video projection, Strasbourg, France

• Jeune Création, exhibition, Paris, France

• Festival Octobre Rouge, Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

• Calling the tune, exhibition, Langage Plus Art Center, Alma, Québec, Canada

• Late Shift, video screening, Sainsbury Visual Arts Center, Norwich, UK

• Miden 07, Video Art Festival, Kalamata, Greece

• Projections #2, Association Artopi, Alès, France

• Les Yeux, La Nuit #4, video screening, Association Les Yeux de l'Ouïe, Nancy, France

• Voices from the waters 2007, 2nd International Festival of Film on Water, Bangalore, India

• 8th FILE, Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil

• Portable Film Festival 2007, Victoria, Australia

• Strange Shorts, Volume 4, Strange Short Films Festival , Berlin, Germany

• 4th Kino im Fluss/Cinéfleuve, itinerant cinema and video festival, Saarbrück, Germany

• Simultan 03, International Experimental Video/Sound Festival, Timisoara, Romania

• Athens Video Art Festival 07, Athens, Greece

• Artechmedia 07, 1st International Art Tech Media Festival, Spain

• EMAF, European Media Arts Festival, Osnabrück, Germany

• 22nd Vidéoformes, international video and multimedia festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France

• 10th Traverse Vidéo, international video art festival, Toulouse, France

• Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Saarbrück, Germany

2006

• Regionale 7, exhibition, Villa Steinbach, Fine Arts Museum, Mulhouse, France

• Regionale 7, exhibition, Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland

• 33rd International Festival of Independent Film, Brussels, Belgium

• 3ème biennale d'art contemporain, Bourges, France

• FilmLichter06, 22nd International Short Film Festival, Detmold, Germany

• Artconcept 2006, Video Art Festival, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

• Félperces felismerések, exhibition, Knoll Gallery, Budapest, Hungary

• Summertime 2006, Open Air Festival, Belleville-sur-Saône, France

• Zu Spiel, exhibition, Markgräfler Museum Müllheim, Müllheim, Germany

• Nomad (Load/Flow/Mix), Open Air Music and Video Festival, Bucharest, Romania

• Ernte 05, Regionale 6 collection, Contemporary Art Museum of Liestal, Switzerland

• Carte blanche, video broadcast on Canal Info Strasbourg, Les Editions du réel, France

• Un cheveu sur la soupe, Autour de la Terre video association, Tinqueux, France

• Correspondances, exhibition, curated by Polart, Strasbourg/Colmar, France and Lodz/
Wroclaw, Poland

• Portraits chantants, Les Yeux de l'Ouïe video association, MJC Lillebonne, Nancy, France

2005

• Regionale 6, exhibition, Plug In Gallery, Basel, Switzerland

• 32nd International Festival of Independent Film, Brussels, Belgium

• 18th Festival of the Instants Video Nomads, Marseille, France

• 1001 Nights, 4th edition, outdoor video projection, Strasbourg, France

• 2nd Cabaret des Paroles Déformées, association Autour de la Terre, Auberive, France

• 6th FILE, Electronic Language International Festival, Sao Paolo, Brazil

• FilmLichter05, 21st International Short Film Festival, Detmold, Germany

• 18th Long Night of the Museums, Schwules Museum Berlin, Berlin, Germany

• 40UferFilme 2005, International Short Film Festival in Open Air, Trier, Germany

• Festival Summertime, Open Air Festival, Belleville-sur-Saône, France

• Fescurts Film Festival, Short Film Festival, Exhibition theatre, Torello, Spain

• 3rd Kino im Fluss/Cinéfleuve, Itinerant Film and Video Festival, Saarbrück, Germany

• OUTVIDEO 2005, International Video Art Festival, Ekaterinburg, Russia

• Simultan 01, International Experimental Video/Sound Festival, Timisoara, Romania

• WRO 05 - 11th International Media Art Biennial, Vidéo les Beaux Jours, Wroclaw, Poland

• 12th International Festival of Video Art, Vidéo les Beaux Jours, Casablanca, Morocco

• 20th Vidéoformes, International Video and Multimedia Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France

• Lauréats 04, exhibition, European Center for Contemporary Artistic Actions, Strasbourg,
France

2004

• 1001 Nights, 3rd edition, outdoor video projection, Strasbourg, France

• 31th International Festival of Independent Film, Brussels, Belgium

• 1st Contacts, video, Vidéo les Beaux Jours and the European Center of Artistic
and Contemporary Actions, Higher School of Decorative Arts, Strasbourg, France

• 8th International Video Festival VIDEOMEDEJA, Vidéo les Beaux Jours and the European
Center of Artistic and Contemporary Actions, Novi Sad, Serbia and Montenegro

• Songs and Lyrics, video, Le Forum Itinérant in collaboration with Apollonia European
Artistic Exchanges, French Cultural Institute of Sofia, Bulgaria and SKC Gallery of Belgrade,
Serbia and Montenegro

• Le Forum Itinérant, exhibition, Hors Champ Contemporary Art Center, Strasbourg, France

• 2nd Kino im Fluss/Cinéfleuve, Festival of Itinerant Cinema, video, Saarbrück, Germany

• Le Moi(s) des Femmes, exhibition, Le Forum Itinérant, Maillon-Wacken, Strasbourg, France

• Scratching, video exhibition, Tent Gallery, Rotterdam, Netherlands

• 19th Vidéoformes, International Video and Multimedia Festival, Clermont-Ferrand, France

2003

• Et Si On Chantait?, Les Yeux de l’Ouïe in collaboration with Plus Vite Association,
Chateau-Salins, France

• Video XXL, Night of French Video, Cluj and Bucharest, Romania

• 5th Nuit Art Vidéo, video, Le Forum Itinérant, Maillon-Wacken, Strasbourg, France

• Chut.../Pst!, exhibition, School Art Gallery, Prague Art School, Czechoslovakia

2001

• Mulhouse 001, Mulhouse Exhibition Park, in conjunction with the international Art Exhibit
of Basel and the promotion of a national art school diploma, Mulhouse, France

• Un Corps et des Sens, video screening, Maison de l'Image, Strasbourg, France

• De Strasbourg, exhibition, Montgrand Gallery, gallery of the Art School, Marseille, France

• 2nd Nuit Art Vidéo, video, Le Forum Itinérant in collaboration with the Frac Alsace, Vidéo
Les Beaux Jours and the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum of Geneva, Maillon-
Wacken, Strasbourg, France

• 16th Vidéoformes, International Video and Multimedia Festival, Electronic Arts Night,
Clermont-Ferrand, France

• Body Machine, video, Les Yeux de l’Ouïe in collaboration with Autour de la terre
Association, Epinal and Nancy, France

2000

• Non Lieu n°1, video screening, Paris, France

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

A number of different things combined and led to me creating the SONG series (in fact there are two series, « SONG » and « DANCE »). I’m deaf (partially) and my student videos were mostly about the problem of communication in general and some specifically featured deaf or other handicapped people.
At the same time, I grew up in the 1980s when video clips for pop songs were a new thing in France, as was karaoke and the idea that anybody could be a « pop star » (at least for a few minutes in a nightclub). Nowadays this seems to have mutated into a trend for TV talent contests where eveybody can enjoy their Warholian 15 minutes in public.
As a child I wanted to be like Madonna (the singer, not the saint) but soon came to realise that it wasn’t really possible for a deaf person. So maybe making my own videos of other people singing was a way of channeling my frustration at a later date !
The idea of the SONG series is to present a sort of non-scientific cross-section of the society around me through portraits of people I happen to meet by chance in my everyday life (I met one lady in a post office queue, for example). Some of the singers are pro or semi-pro but mostly they are amateurs or not singers at all. The quality of voice is not important. I work with the performers to find the right song that most often relates to their personal history. Otherwise it might refer to a wider social issue. Although the individuals are all quite different from one another, the format of the films is always similar (ie a close-up of a face in a shallow space) and I try to make the background as relevant or meaningful as possible.