The collectif_fact comprises Annelore Schneider and Claude Piguet. Their projects, mainly video based, are often a deconstruction of what we see as cinematic codes within our visual culture. The artists are fascinated with daily repetition, stereotypes and clichés that suffuse our popular culture. They deal mainly with aspects of (anti)spectacle, simulacra and appropriation. To do so, the artists investigate the ways that narrative can be appropriated, disrupted and re-edited to construct different stories and alternative meanings. Their videos frequently use the spectator's ability to construct stories from ruptured narrative fragments. In fact, their videos weave together a complex mesh of references: fragments of dialogues, citations and music extracts. A collage of recognizable, familiar images with a multitude of allusion to cinema classics. They play with the desire to be griped and even deceived by images and stories.
By creating works that appropriate cinematic codes and strategies, they encourage the viewer to reflect critically on the habits that condition our perceptions of reality.
bilingual edition (English / French)
CAN (Centre d'Art Neuchâtel)
Recent video works by the Swiss artists duo: a deconstruction of the cinematic codes within our visual culture.