How may we update the debate on what Walter Benjamin once called “the work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction”? This film does not emerge as an answer to that question (or any other question for that matter), but to quote Benjamin becomes inevitable to perhaps open some doors in this melancholic environment, hereby meticulously constructed in a narrative that forces us to investigate the potential for aesthetic fruition amidst increasingly virtual realities. (C. A)
Paul was born in 1989 in Saint-Avold (France). He is a Fine Arts graduate from Beaux-Arts de Nancy, Arts Décoratifs de Paris and Le Fresnoy. His work goes through object, sound, video, installation and films. His films were screened in many festivals such as IFFR, FIDMarseille, Dok Leipzig, Indie Lisboa or RIDM. Paul’s field of action is a bizarre set of cases where what is real is largely imbued with fiction, and where social normativity also makes its weight entirely felt.