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Annelore Schneider, Claude Piguet

White Shadow

Fiction expérimentale | mov | couleur | 10:24 | Royaume-Uni | 2021

In this speculative fiction, all the world’s photographs have suddenly turned into the objects they represent. The video “White Shadow” depicts a vertiginous architecture, so devastating that it created new uncontrollable borders and isolated people. Piles of selfies, cats, and meals are scattered everywhere. Text messages evoke a new society living with limitations and suffering from media saturation, sensory overload, and crushing ecological impact. A world where images have taken over, invading and transforming space. They become the only reality that is still visible, as the whole world is turning inwards.

The collectif_fact comprised Annelore Schneider and Claude Piguet. They live and work between London and Geneva. Their work investigates how narrative and cinematic codes can expand our relation to space and objects. Their research considers storytelling, editing and filming as a tool to speculate and critically reflect on the habits that condition our perception of reality. Their film frequently uses the spectator’s ability to construct stories from ruptured narrative fragments and their desire to be gripped and even deceived by images and stories. collectif_fact’s films have been shown internationally in art festivals and exhibitions, including Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris, Centre d’art contemporain, Geneva Centre Culturel Suisse Paris, Hiroshima Museum of Contemporary Art, Lianzhou Foto Festival, Metropolis Art Center, Beijing, Fotomuseum Winterthur. They received numerous awards such as the Swiss Art Award and recently Grand Prix Culturel Migros, Swiss Art Council Pro Helvetia Production Grant and residency Art + Tech Space Studios, London.