Clémentine Lemaître

Clémentine Lemaître, born in Alès in the Gard in 1986, is the fruit of encounters, friendship, and of a sharing of skills. She grew up in the Cévennes and was influenced by her grandmother who gave her a taste for sewing.

In 2004, Clémentine entered the Ecole Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg although she thought she was predestined for a career as a fashion designer. A choice that she did not regret because very quickly, she was captivated by images in movement (video art, dance, performance). A vast and inexhaustible playground with which the artist enjoys combining and experimenting in her current practice of video art.

Between 2007 and 2008, Clémentine Lemaître had the opportunity to meet the Belgian filmmaker Boris Lehman and completed a four-month internship with him. This encounter is going to give structure to her practice of video and lead to a film on the daily life of the director Conversation with Boris Lehman.

In 2009, she earned a degree in plastic arts as well as the Ritleng Prize from the city of Strasbourg.


For the opening of her residence, Clémentine has proposed a performance entitled ANIMAL TOTEM (Vidéos & performed readings) during a Vidéobar in September 2009.


During Vidéoformes 2010, Clémentine Lemaître has presented the installation, La Chambre l’Iceberg, at La Tôlerie, a contemporary art in Clermont-Ferrand,
This co-production was created with the help of Clermont Communauté & DRAC d’Auvergne.

 

Film fragments of life. Three bodies hide from themselves.
Capture their compulsive movements.
Slip into the dance of each one and feel their fitful breath for a moment, the flittering of their eyelashes, the trembling of their hand, or arrhythmic steps.
The Iceberg Chamber explores the feverish moments when a person feels after a long battle with oneself, that their life is turning inside out.


Project Quand la vidéo devient partition at l’Ecole maternelle Aristide Briand in Clermont-Ferrand, during the manifestation lire la vill


Videocollectifs / Clermont-Ferrand

 

Clémentine Lemaître has realized a 3 minutes video about Clermont-Ferrand


 

VIDÉOBAR #14 – Residence's closing : Persistance Rétinienne / performances
 

An evening is dedicated to performance & video and will celebrate the end of a year's artist residency at Videoformes.