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Philomène Hoël, Show Me Love, filmstill, 2018. © Philomène Hoël

Philomène Hoël, Le chat, filmstill, 1971-2018. © Pierre Granier-Deferre, Philomène Hoël

3.10 — 26.11.2018 BlackBox

Philomène Hoël – Show Me Love

Show Me Love by Philomène Hoël is a site-specific project conceived for Casino Luxembourg's BlackBox. From October three to eleven, Le chat (2018), a twenty-four-minute freely re-edited version of the eponymous 1971 film by Italian-French director Pierre Granier-Deferre, holds the role of a waiting character for the cinematographic work to become. The reframed narrative sharpens the tension between the protagonists shown and those left out. On Thursday, October eleven, a two-hour original screening of Show Me Love (2018) will be performed. Thenceforth and until November twenty-six, an imprint of what was at stake and put into play will show on the screen.

Philomène Hoël (born 1985 in France; lives and works in London) works with film and performance to activate the cinematic dimension of a space and set up intimate scenarios of crisis. Her practice is concerned with the power dynamics, concealed identities, tensions and constant shifts of control that exist within social relationships. Interested in subjective experiences, the artist intentionally complicates the interplay between sound, image, performance and their reception. Sometimes absurd and uncanny, the works draw on her memories of partners, friends, family members, strangers and the desire of dissolving one's individuality into the flux of life's encounters and interrogates the fabrication of subjectivity and the fiction of the self.

She is a practice-based PhD Candidate at the University of Reading in partnership with the London film cooperative LUX, with a proposal titled Is It Your Hand Or Is It My Hand? based on a dialogue between the artist and American filmmaker Stephen Dwoskin (1939-2012). Hoël is also running Out Of One's Cinema, a programme of experimental screenings in dialogue with Dwoskin's work.

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Philomène Hoël, Show Me Love, filmstill, 2018. © Philomène Hoël

Philomène Hoël, Le chat, filmstill, 1971-2018. © Pierre Granier-Deferre, Philomène Hoël