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In the Atelier

A meeting between the writer on art, David Anfam and the painter Pierre Skira in his Paris atelier, is the occasion to explore the making of art and its transmission. The space of the workshop is revealed as an instrument and the background to the creative spirit. Books appear as a subject and a mirror of the work.

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  • Ron Kenley
    What can we say?, Terra Cotta, Without here and there, Les Danseuses
  • Meriel Kenley
  • David Anfam
    Key Cast
    "The writer, art critic, historian, curator"
  • Pierre Skira
    Key Cast
    "the painter"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    En Atelier
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  • Runtime:
    34 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 28, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 EUR
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    English, French
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Director Biography - Ron Kenley, Meriel Kenley

Ron Kenley
Trained as an architect with a long career in teaching, he has been making multi-media works and videos since 1998. A collaboration with the philosopher Jean Attali for Le Fresnoy, Studio d'Art Contemporain resulted in a number of visual works as film analysis (2001-2003). Over the years, he developed the capacity for handling all the aspects of filmmaking more or less single-handed. This resulted in a diverse and independent work of various lengths and subjects.

Meriel Kenley is a researcher in Dramatic Art, a graduate of École Normale Supérieure in Lyon. She writes on the creative process in contemporary theatre (Simon McBurney and works on the links between theatre and cinema (from Ingmar Bergman to Lav Diaz), as much as the uses of video in rehearsals (her current PhD, 2019-2022). She is making video independently since 2010. In 2013, “Three Poems” was selected for the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy, London. She is the author of six medium-length films and collaborates on Art films within the Production structure ESSAY STREET: “Of First and Last” (2020, co-director), “Pierre Skira: En atelier” (2019, co-director). In 2017 she adapted and directed the Rabindranath Tagore novel “The Home and the world”, presented at the theatre Kantor in Lyon. She is a member of the Danse-theatre collective Nyxs, recently in residence at Ramdam, the Art Centre in Sainte-Foy-lès-Lyon and of the Suiss theatre company Kokodyniack

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