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"Young Collectors" september - december 2013

Born in 1974 in France. Lives and works in Paris.

For more than 15 years now, Jean Gabriel Périot develops an innovative approach to filmmaking by focusing on archival editing. He uses moving images and photographic material as the source for his short films. Périot creates impressionistic narratives, which address contemporary and historic political themes, accompanied by compelling soundtracks. “The density of his work can be overwhelming — in every short film of his I've seen, I've quickly lost count of just how many images Périot assembled”, says film critic Ben Sachs. “At the same time, his work displays an ingratiating musical sensibility; Périot often cuts his work to the tempo of a piece of music, locking the viewer into a groove before making his point.”

 

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