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Nantes / Canal Saint-Félix

Ange Leccia

Nymphéa is a video projected onto the surface of the canal. A woman calmly floats about in her aquatic environment. This double presence of water in the image, and as a medium for image, creates a blurring effect and the result is deeply disturbing. This sprite is embodied by Laetitia Casta, an icon of our society who here becomes a contemporary
mythical nymph.

Born in 1959 and a former resident of the Villa Medicis in Rome, Ange Leccia is now the director of Le Pavillon, the pedagogical unit at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. First a painter, he then went on to use the video as his creative medium. His “arrangements”, as he likes to call them, are borne out of the people he meets and of a specific alteration of still images and moving images; these can either be torn, slowed down or cut.


Artwork visible from nightfall.

This work was created for Estuaire 2009 thanks to the support of Total, Official Partner.

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