Francois Nouguies - The Last Movie II

Francois Nouguies /   François Nouguiès

France 1969

Performance Art

Francois Nouguies
François Nouguiès
June 13, 2013
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

François Nouguiès was born in 1969 in Montpellier. He lives and works in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Artist and film-maker, his videos are linked to performances and more exactly to the realization of social experiences. His plastic research is articulated around new interpretations of known pictures or movies: it aims at questioning the spectator about his own investment in the creation.

The performance “Dancing Killing”, in the centre of his demarch, stages the participants of a dance competition with the winners gain the principal roles in a movie. Ironic situation, because the participants are already actors in the movie of the current performance. In “Last Movie II” a reference to the eponym movie of Dennis Hopper (1971), François Nouguiès realizes a poster and false shooting instruments in wood. Objects are lying, useless in their first function, they are nevertheless the accessories of a movie, a stage, a story. The ideas of artifice and remake are recurrent in François Nouguiès’s works, he plays to replace the spectator in the centre of the reflection and of the action..

Featured image: Francois Nouguies – The Last Movie II. Photo courtesy Galerie Geraldine Banier