Nicolas Provost is a video artist and filmmaker who studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Gent, Belgium. During the ’90′s he started making videos and has received many awards over the years at various international film festivals. Provost works investigates the language of cinema and the relation between the viewer and the cinematic experience. In his works Provost plays with the medium film, its charactaristics and challenges its boundaries. The viewer is exposed to an extra dimension of the medium film by Provost’s manipulations of the formal elements. Sound plays an important role and guides viewers in their spectatorship.
The video below, Papillon d’Amour uses footage from the film ‘Rashomon’ by Akira Kurosawa. His website explains about his film:
By subjecting fragments from the film ‘Rashomon’ by Akira Kurosawa to the mirror effect, Provost creates a hallucinating scene of a woman’s reverse chrysalis into an imploding butterfly. Papillon d’amour produces skewed reflections upon love, its lyrical monstrosities and wounded act of dissappearance.
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