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The situations presented in CEREMONIALS unquestionably share some mysterious interpretations: tragedy or comedy? If the formal aspect of a ceremo… Read More
The situations presented in CEREMONIALS unquestionably share some mysterious interpretations: tragedy or comedy? If the formal aspect of a ceremony seems to link them, the motivation and the reactions of their characters as well as the symbolic elements are difficult to understand. Are they an analysis, or even a caricature of our everyday life? Are they linked to reality as suggested by the clothes and contemporary places? Or do they have to be considered independently of a precise context - entities of their owns? No explanation emerges: from the global view of the situations to the more microscopic inspection of each character (and his/her motivations or sometimes ambiguous reactions), each approach brings a different interpretation. The keys will never be shared. Without dogmatism nor a literal approach, CEREMONIALS plays with imagination. Read Less
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CEREMONIALS
By Jean-Sébastien Monzani - larger images and more information on www.simplemoment.com
The situations presented in CEREMONIALS unquestionably share some mysterious interpretations: tragedy or comedy? If the formal aspect of a ceremony seems to link them, the motivation and the reactions of their characters as well as the symbolic elements are difficult to understand.

Are they an analysis, or even a caricature of our everyday life? Are they linked to reality as suggested by the clothes and contemporary places? Or do they have to be considered independently of a precise context - entities of their owns?

No explanation emerges: from the global view of the situations to the more microscopic inspection of each character (and his/her motivations or sometimes ambiguous reactions), each approach brings a different interpretation. The keys will never be shared.

Without dogmatism nor a literal approach, CEREMONIALS plays with imagination.

August-September 2011

NOTE: These photos are full of details which are not easy to see at a smaller size. You can check out the larger versions on my website for better details.

All images © 2011 Jean-Sébastien Monzani / jsmonzani.com - all rights reserved
Actors:
Koraline de Baere
Iris Barbey
Emilie Blaser
Vincent Brayer
Emilie Charriot
Catherine Delmar
Claire Deutsch
Cédric Djedje
Pierre-Antoine Dubey
Géraldine Dupla
Pauline Epiney
Stella Giuliani
Nissa Kashani
Cédric Leproust
Cédric Simon
        

Assistants / light technicians:
Laurent Berset
Diane Golay
Sébastien Monachon
Francesca Palazzi
David Seppey

Photos and direction:
Jean-Sébastien Monzani

www.simplemoment.com