CRDP de l'Académie de Clermont-Ferrand (Centre régional de documentation pédagogique)

15 rue d’Amboise

 63000 Clermont-Ferrand

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Clémence Demesme (France)

La chair et les volcans (Work in progress)

Creation in reesidency at Lycée Lafayette in Brioude. With the support of DRAC d’Auvergne and in partnership with CRDP de l’Académie de Clermont-Ferrand.


Currently an artist in residence at the high school Lycée Lafayette in Brioude, Clémence Demesme is working on a fiction project that is being developed using real elements and scenery. The environment, city, and high school become sources of inspiration for the young director, and are an essential contribution to the development of the project.

“The Flesh and the Volcanoes" will modestly approach the difficult subject of isolation and harassment at school, but also speak about weapons and refuges that an adolescent creates to confront the surrounding world.”


In a more contemplative form, the artist will propose an introduction to the world of film through her scenery and characters. 

Clémence Demesme is a French photographer and video artist who was born on March 9, 1988 in Avignon.

Early on, she left school to teach herself different shot-taking techniques, becoming self-sufficient in her world and swaying between real obsessions and pure fiction.

At 19, her first videos were noticed at the Vidéoformes festival (Clermont-Ferrand), and then won an award at AVIFF (Cannes) several years later (The goldfish’s nightmare in 2009).

Today, whether through photography or moving images, the 25-year-old artist, even though attached to the plastic emotion of the image, is setting off to explore the narrative systems usually distinctive to fiction such as the construction of a character, or story.

Currently a resident artist at Lycée Lafayette in Brioude, Clémence Demesme is working on a film project made from elements and real scenery.

Young public screenings - Thursday April 3


VIDEOFORMES and the CRDP of the Académie de Clermont-Ferrand open their doors to schools. They will present a programme with a selection of movies received on the occasion of the international competition for video art creation. The collected movies will be divided into three specific programs : Primary School, Secondary School, High school.

9 am : Primary School program (artists videos) and the One Minute competition videos - Primary School category

10 am : Secondary school program (artists videos)

11 am : One Minute competition videos – Secondary school category

2 pm : High school program (artists videos)

3 :30 pm : One Minute competition videos - High school category


After the projections, students can vote for their favourite film as part of the Prix du Jeune Spectateur that will be awarded to an artist thanks to the support of the Crédit Agricole Centre France.