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Les Impatients

by Alexandre Humbert

In the exceptional context of lockdown, designer and filmmaker Alexandre Humbert, who explores film as a material for constructing cinematographic objects, has created an original work in close synergy with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs of Paris. His camera guides us through the empty museum, plunged in darkness, following the movement of three people: the assistant to the head of security, the head of the collections department and the director of the museum. In this way, three voices tell the story of the empty building, frozen in the dark, eager to encounter visitors again. Three voices that become a narrative tool to unveil both the works—the actors in the film—and the museum—a spatial setting awaiting the public. (1)


Source of the French version of the text: Musée des Arts Décoratives, Paris

02.Jul.2020 1361 views
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Alexandre Humbert (1989, FR) is a director and conceptual designer focusing on filmmaking as a design practice. Since graduating from the Design Academy Eindhoven, Alexandre has collaborated with a broad range of designers and cultural institutions to animate things through motion picture. His understanding of the design process guides him to explore the close relationship that exists between humans and objects through installations, fiction and experimental films. Based between Paris & Amsterdam, his works have been presented internationally and are part of the collection of Design Museum Gent and MUDAM Luxembourg. In parallel to his practice, Humbert is a mentor at Design Academy Eindhoven & ENSCI Les Ateliers.

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