Julien Audebert, Mars & Venus, PEARLS ARTIST PRIZE POOL, Berlin, Sept 7, 2019

MARS & VENUS, phases d’opposition 

Awarded at the POOL – INTERNATIONALES  BERLIN

Screening on September 7th at 11am

DOCK 11
Kastanienallee 79
10435 Berlin | DE

MARS & VENUS, opposition phases is a unique sequence-shot picturing the encounter between astronomy, dance and the mythological theme of Venus and Mars. Venus is embodied by the prima ballerina of the Opera in Paris, Alice Renavand. Mars on the other hand is the camera itself. The film replicates the actual orbits of the two planets then scaled down to the human body. The transposition of their revolving speed and path was calculated in collaboration with the Paris Observatory astronomers.

Image: Julien Audebert, Mars & Venus, phases d’opposition, 2016, 10 min 16.