“When it comes to projects that I shoot and (re)work on film, I make photochemical prints – first of all, to ensure consistency within the process through which I create images. Ideally, I make the internegative and the first answer print myself, without resorting to commercial services. And, since I work in reversal film on most of my shoots, the answer print is already quite far from the original, which makes it a unique element in its own right. Each step of the process on the way to the release print thus contributes to the transformation of the source image.
Furthermore, there is a certain tension in the ritual of projection. The mechanical aspect of the apparatus induces a kind of febrility in the screening space, to a point where I often prefer that the machine operate in the same room instead of being hidden in a soundproof booth. The luminous pulsation and the hum of the projector create a hypnotic atmosphere. The viewing experience thus becomes delicate, fragile and meditative: characteristics that are also omnipresent in my creative process.”