We are delighted to highlight the portrait of the French Filmmaker, Writer and Photographer Fabienne Berthaud, displayed in the exhibition “Alterity: I is an Other” from July 04 to September 03, 2022 at Art Trope Gallery.
Fabienne Berthaud was born in Gap in the Hautes-Alpes. She has spent a part of her childhood in Algeria. She returned to France at the age of 11 with her family and settled in Paris. Self-taught, she has practiced in parallel footage and writing. As she was interested in photography, she began a personal work that will accompany each of her cinematographic work. She will constantly go from a film camera to a camera, to a pen.
“I do the same work using different tools, photography accompanies each of my cinematographic work. It is intrinsically linked to the creative process; my approach is based on this documentary material. Thus, I find my frames, the point of view, the authenticity, the accuracy, and the emotion of my work. My photographs have no artifice of light. I have this need to be in tune with my subject. To feel a certain exhilaration, a connection, something vibrant and organic while I do the shot.”Fabienne Berthaud
Fabienne Berthaud presents her series ” Erasure ” :
“March 17, 2020. 12 p.m. Quarantine n°1. The inability to be with others. Absence. I withdrew to the countryside. Isolation. Creation. I have no subject. I have no eyes. I have no body. I have no flesh. I have no emotion. No more humanity to put behind my lens. Nature imposes itself. Still and always stronger. Honor it. A story. A character. I use myself. Being alive without a face. The self is another. Relating to the living. The idea of a series is necessary. ”