Olivier Delebecque (France, 1981) is a filmmaker. Spanning video, photography, plastic arts and performance, his work explores the potentials of cinema usually hidden in narrative cinema. Drawing from the traditions of experimental film, he activates the interactions between the bodies of the spectator, space and projection with installations and performances.
After working in different professions, Olivier Delebecque (Compiègne FR, 1981) began studying Art History in Tours "Les Tanneurs" and Film Studies in Paris 1 "La Sorbonne". He worked as a cameraman for television documentaries at "Voie express" (Paris) and joined the amateur theatre in Confluences (Paris) as a stage actor. As a result of these experiences, his early work focused on the presence of the body in the act of filming and the act of screening. Spanning video, photography, plastic arts and performance, his current artistic practice continues to explore the relationship between the reality of the space of filming and the exhibition location. Drawing from the traditions of experimental film, his work activates the interactions between the bodies of the spectator, space and projection with installations and performances. He has shown video work in Galerie Gabert (Paris), a video installation at Netherlands Film Academy and his last performative work has been presented during EYE on ART at EYE.
- Interview with Olivier Delebecque: "GIVE ME A BODY THEN" - Towards live film performance
Boat-people - director, performer
The student asked:
- Does the man with the movie camera have a body?
The master said:
- Your question does not make sense.
The student then reformulated his question and said:
- Is it the image that makes the body more interesting than an image?