Private Project


A young man from Montpellier performs "Wild World" by Cat Stevens. The pictorial aspect suggested by the backdrop evoking nature in terms of fauna and flora, combined with the classical references hinted at by the floral crown worn by the singer, associated with pagan gods, conjure up the savage and Dionysian side of the world. This is echoed by the title of the song and reminds us that the destiny of human beings lies beyond their control, at the mercy of external forces.

  • Celine Trouillet
    SONG N°1 -23
  • Mathieu Cavilla
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2015
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    HD digital file
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Director Biography - Celine Trouillet

A native of Colmar, born in 1975, and a graduate of the Ecole supérieure des arts décoratifs in Strasbourg, video artist Céline Trouillet regularly presents her films in international video exhibitions and festivals. She has received a number of grants from the French arts council and is a former lauriat of the Centre Européen d'Actions Artistiques Contemporaines in Strasbourg. Her work is included in private and public art collections in France and Switzerland and a DVD of her work to date will be published soon.

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Director Statement

My videos could be described as ‘‘singing portraits’’. In the ‘‘SONG’’ series a continuous close-up of singing heads facing the camera and performing in real time is accompanied by a musical soundtrack.
Growing up in the 1980s, I was part of the first generation to be constantly exposed to music video clips in a period that also saw the advent of Karaoke in Europe, which encouraged the notion that anybody could become a pop star, an idea that also led to public interest in amateur TV talent contests.
Each portrait contains multiple layers of signification that are open to interpretation. The films are formally similar, yet each portrait is unique and the creative possibilities are only limited by the number of songs in existence and the number of individuals willing to sing them.