In the studio, between the walls of their house-studio, the artists gathered here take for objects spoons, potatoes, toothbrushes up to the indispensable cell phone: all things opportunely banal. In their company, the artists undertake to “disaffect” their medium, be it photography or video. “Nothing is more delightful,” said Francis Ponge [author of Le Parti pris des choses (1942)], “than the constant insurrection of things against the images that are imposed on them. Things do not accept to remain wise as images”.
Produced in Paris in the fall of 2009, The Objects is a black and white film in which Ulla von Brandenburg once again explores the theme of the tableau vivant. In this video, the artist rejects the presence of the human being, who disappears completely to make room for objects; everyday objects that gradually come to life as the camera approaches.