Remi Besse is a talent from France, skilled in photography and painting, which led him to have exhibitions through the city of Paris. But he is also a finesse director, which is why we showcase his particular work this week!
Coming from the visual arts, it is quite natural for Remi not to imprison himself to what the camera can grasp. This is what makes his visual style so unique – creating a mix of classical cinematography and animation.
In his videos, he mostly relies on the urban environment, but adds a somewhat poetic visual grammar to those simple moments of life like buying newspapers or entering the subway.
Talking about that… A true celebration of our everyday street life has been put together in Remi’s conceptual short film named Visio. No matter if you travel to work or school by bus, subway or you just like to walk – your daily commute may seem like this. Countless feet going from one place to another, running, dancing, waiting. People of different sizes, colours and ages, people whose names we don’t know, but we stand so close next to them – it is in moments like these when we are a part of unity in this urban environment.
I was always fascinated by subway posters, so I decided to make this film.
These subway posters play a big role in this video. What happens when a young woman decides to see the world differently, with the help of layers upon layers of old and torn subway posters? A mixture of photography, manual collage, and stop-motion creates a fantasy, where sleepy city wakes up and transforms into a vast playground.
Remi Besse - Visio