The adventures of a French art student as she visits New York to work as an assistant for an established artist.
While studying at the Fine Arts School in Paris in 2013 and having to complete an internship abroad, Mathilde Supe, a 24-year-old student, contacted Keren Cytter to be her assistant. The latter, who had just left Berlin for New York, accepted the offer. Supe embarked on a journey to New York City, where she had never set foot, barely speaking English, without a work permit, and without contacts. From this incredible adventure, she transcribed every detail of hardship and learning in a book that took the form of a logbook and followed the evolution of one young artist's view of another established artist.
Published following Keren Cytter's solo presentation "Bad Words" at the Ludwig Forum Aachen in 2022.
See also Keren Cytter
Mathilde Supe (born 1989 in Paris) studied art history before working on film sets and then entering the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts de Paris-Cergy. She also trained with film editor Mathilde Muyard, video artist Keren Cytter
, filmmaker Éric Baudelaire
and choreographer Eric Minh Cuong Castaing at the Ballet National de Marseille. In 2018 she joined the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales.
Mathilde Supe creates stories with films, video installations, books and editions. Her approach to storytelling mixes fiction, collective imagination, sociology and media studies to question the phenomena of representation and interpretation.