Pauline Julier

The video work Cercate Ortensia is an oration on disappearance, loss and disaster, but also an ode to resistance and freedom. In a powerfully evocative montage, Pauline Julier uses material from archives both personal and borrowed to construct a layered, critical reflection on our fields of perception and relationship with the environment.
Cercate Ortensia is shot through with the precariousness and disruption brought about by the pandemic situation. In this tale, spatial and temporal disorientation, breath, air, fire and embers become philosophical tools for multiplying perspectives. Pauline Julier envelops us in a narrative whose lyricism and tone shift as they come into contact with the elements surrounding them, like the hydrangeas.