Published on the occasion of the eponymous exhibition at Le Fresnoy, Tourcoing, in 2010.
Thierry Kuntzel was born in Bergerac in 1948.
linguistics and semiology studies led him ta work on a thesis, supervised
by Roland Barthes, on "Travail du film / travail du rêve" ("Film-work
/ Dream-work'') and to write several important texts on film theory
From 1972 to 1989, he worked at the Research Service
of the O.R.T.F, then at the I.N.A, training and research. He taught
semiology of cinema
and textual analysis of film at Paris and American
universities and the IDHEC film school.
At the end of the eighties he
decided to devote himself entirely to artistic creation. After making
several installations with marble and neon from 1974, he produced
the majority of his videos
between 1979 and 1980.
Since then, he has
focused on creating installations that involve the projection of images,
light and sound. Writing is also a fundamental process of the whole oeuvre.
Thierry Kuntzel has lived and worked in Paris. He died in 2007.