When the editors of a reality tv show need one of the contestants to express something else than what she is actually saying, they move the words around, cutting and pasting sound, frankenbiting. Reality is scripted, the meaning of a speech sometimes completely turned to the opposite of what was originally said. The word “Frankenbite” combines “Soundbite” and “Frankenstein” and is a reality show editor’s most powerful tool for manipulating the viewer’s perception of a contestant.
The work of the artist and film maker Lucile Desamory explores the eerie and inexplicable. However, she is not concerned with references to another world, to a beyond, but with the limits of perception, viewed from an explicitly earthly perspective.
Her films and artworks have been shown internationally, amongst others at the Tate Modern, Anthology Film Archive, Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain and Cinémathèque Royale de Belgique, Kunsthalle Zürich, WIELS and Mu.ZEE Oostende.
In her broad practice, which has included diorama, ﬁlm-making and live performance, collaborations take a big part. Desamory has collaborated among others with Kevin Blechdom, Nicholas Bussmann and Luke Fowler on ﬁlm and music, Antonia Baehr and Lucy McKenzie on installations and ﬁlm.
Lucile Desamory lives and works in Berlin
Exhibition | Lucile Desamory – Frankenbiting
19/11 – 24/12/2016
Opening: 19/11 17-19 hrs
Curated by Dorothé Orczyk
Ellen de Bruine PROJECTS | Dolores
1016 LZ Amsterdam