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Bériou
Born
Jean-François Matteudi

17 octobre 1952
NationalityFrench
Known forVideo, visual arts
Notable work
Digitaline (1990), Ex memoriam (1992), Tableau d'amour (1993), Limbes (1995), Cloison (1997)

Bériou, a pseudonym of Jean-François Matteudi, is a French videographer and visual artist born in 1952. Some of his computer generated short films, produced by Canal+ and released in many countries, left their mark on the 1990s.[1][2][3][4]

His work mainly explores questions of hybridization, combinatorics and networks, creating a labyrinthine aesthetic that is difficult to classify but deeply rooted in contemporary concerns[5][6][7].

He has also made documentaries for television and numerous videos involving a wide range of generally marginalized groups.

Bériou holds a PhD in social and cultural anthropology[8]

Filmography (main films in computer generated images)[edit]

Digitaline (1990)
Digitaline (1990)

Digitaline (1990)[edit]

Two fingers fall in love with each other, in five animated tableaux.

Video and 35 mm film. Duration: 1:30. AGAVE production.

Awards[edit]

  • United States: Electronic Theater, SIGGRAPH, Chicago (1991)
  • Canada: 1st prize Art, Production 92, Montreal (1991)
  • Austria: Award of Distinction, Ars Electronica, Linz (1992)[9]
Ex memoriam (1992)
Ex memoriam (1992)

Ex memoriam (1992)[4][5][6][10][11][edit]

"Ex memoriam is a memory at work, with its journeys inscribed in the flesh, its dazzling snapshots, its multiple layers of meaning, and all its sounds that accumulate until they are nothing more than the sound of the wind. To make this film, Bériou started from his photo album and the faces he is familiar with, associating them with different attitudes of his hands. For memory is perhaps this symbiosis between the hand that seeks to feel the meaning of existence and the beloved faces that arise at times."[12]

Video and 35 mm film. Duration: 5:10. AGAVE Production, with the participation of CANAL+ and the Centre National de la Cinématographie (Nouvelles Technologies et Compte de soutien), and the support of the PROCIREP Television Commission.

Awards[edit]

  • United States: Electronic Theater, SIGGRAPH, Chigago (1992)
  • Japan: Multimedia Grand Prize "Computer Graphics", Nicograph, Tokyo (1993)
  • Monaco: 1st Prize "Art", Imagina (1993)
  • Quebec: 1st prize "Art", Images of the Future, Montreal (1993)
  • Austria: Award of Distinction, Ars Electronica, Linz (1993)[13]
  • France: "Research" Prize, Short Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand (1993)
  • Germany: 2nd prize, Videofest, Berlin (1993)
  • France: "Troisième Dimension" Prize, SCAM (1993)
  • France: Quality Award, Centre National de la Cinématographie (1994)
  • Germany: Prisma Preis, Hamburg (1993)
  • Poland: 3rd prize, Wro Festival (1993)

Nominations[edit]

  • France: Nomination for the César for best short film (1994)
Tableau d'amour (1993)
Tableau d'amour (1993)

Tableau d’amour (1993)[4][5][6][14][15][16][edit]

"Brown, arid, criss-crossed with yellow lines... Thus opens the first landscape of Tableau d'amour. An animated tableau in nine scenes or blossomings, nine steps that are also nine erotic poses, nine sentimental variations, nine loving postures. The work closes on a fairy tale of colors, organic materials and a labyrinth of bodies."[17]

Video and 35 mm film. Duration: 5:25. Coproduction AGAVE, CANAL+ and Club d'Investissement Media (Media Programme of the European Community), with the participation of the Centre National de la Cinématographie (Nouvelles Technologies et Compte de Soutien).

Awards[edit]

  • Monaco: 1st prize "Art" and special mention of the CST for the soundtrack, Imagina (1994)
  • Japan: Multimedia Grand Prize "Computer Graphics", Nicograph, Tokyo (1994)
  • Quebec: 1st prize "Art", Images of the Future, Montreal (1994)
  • Austria: Honorary Mention, Ars Electronica, Linz (1994)[18]
  • Portugal: Espinho City Prize and Special Jury Prize, Animation Film Festival, Espinho (1994)
  • Italy: 1st prize in the "Video Graphics Workstation" section, Bit Movie, Riccione (1994)
  • Spain: Accessit Animación Infografica, Anima, Terruel (1994)
  • Finland: "Video" section prize, Jazz Bit', Pori (1995)
  • Turkey: Art and Cultural Foundation Video Award, Golden Orange, Antalya (1996)
Limbes (1995)
Limbes (1995)

Limbes (1995)[5][edit]

"The film begins as a science fiction story. But as the evidence accumulates, it becomes clear that a birth is imminent and that the narrator is none other than a human being in gestation in his mother's womb. This story of a beginning invites us, through virtual reality, to reflect on the idea of materialization, of incarnation, the process by which beings really come to life."[19]

Video. Duration: 5:25. Coproduction AGAVE and CANAL+, with the participation of the Centre National de la Cinématographie (Nouvelles Technologies et Compte de Soutien à l'Industrie des Programmes Audiovisuels) and the support of the PROCIREP.

Awards[edit]

  • Quebec: 1st prize "Art", Images of the Future, Montreal (1996)
  • Sweden: Honorary Prize of the Jury, International Short Film Festival, Uppsala (1996)
  • Finland: Prize in the "Video Animation" section, Jazz Bit', Pori (1996)
  • Hungary: Best Animated Film Award, Hungarian History Film Foundation, Alternative 45, Mures (1996)
  • Germany: ZKM Internationaler Videokunstpreis, Baden-Baden (1997)
  • France: Quality Award, Centre National de la Cinématographie (1997)
  • Korea: "The Prize for Outstanding Film", AnimExpo Korea, Seoul, (1997)
Cloison (1997)
Cloison (1997)

Cloison (1997)[edit]

"It is the story of a couple who passes through walls, who dance despite walls and partitions. It is the story of a city made up of a myriad of cells, squares, rooms, nooks and crannies, which are explored from the inside, layer by layer. It is the story of a look that is sometimes unique and coherent, sometimes multiplies and leaves a different eye in each of the city's rooms. But, despite the fragmentation of bodies, identities, appearances, places, looks... there remains in the viewer’s memory the undulating choreography of the couple, one and primordial."[20]

Video. Duration: 5:03. Co-production AGAVE and CANAL+, with the participation of the Centre National de la Cinématographie (Nouvelles Technologies et Compte de Soutien à l'Industrie des Programmes Audiovisuels).

Awards[edit]

  • Japan: Multimedia Grand Prize "Computer Graphics", MMCA (Nicograph), Tokyo (1997)
  • United States: Electronic Theater, SIGGRAPH, Orlando (1998)
  • Canada: 1st prize "Art" and Public Prize, Cybermonde, Montreal (1998)

Reviews[edit]

"Disconcerting and funny, disturbing even in its aesthetic biases, Bériou's work introduces fresh air into the world of synthesis.” Véronique Godé, NOV'ART (1993)[3]

"Personal and profound, Beriou's work stands out, is noticed, touches. His tableaux, his mobile moments, surprise and amaze, sometimes frighten, often disturb but never leave anyone indifferent.” VHR, Dictionnaire du jeune cinéma français : les réalisateurs (1998)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fong, Cherise (1995). "Manifestation internationale vidéo et art électronique de ChampLibre Montréal sept 95". Novart le journal d’art 3000. n°18.
  2. ^ a b Chauville, Christophe (1998). Dictionnaire du jeune cinéma français : les réalisateurs. Scope. ISBN 978-0-320-00258-8.
  3. ^ a b Godé, Véronique (1993). "Imagina". NOV’ART. n°10.
  4. ^ a b c Cotte, Olivier (2002). Il était une fois le dessin animé. Paris: Dreamland éditeur.
  5. ^ a b c d Hochart, Daisy (1994). "Regard labyrinthique : une rencontre avec Bériou". CinémAction TV. n°10. ISBN 9782854806861.
  6. ^ a b c "Creative Computing". Film and Video Umbrella London. 1994.
  7. ^ Nake, Frieder (1993). "Die Preisträger". Prisma Preis de Hambourg.
  8. ^ "Jean-François Matteudi". data.bnf.fr.
  9. ^ "Ars Electronica Archiv". archive.aec.at.
  10. ^ Delesalle, Laure (1992). "Les films du Siggraph 1992". Videobroadcast. n°54.
  11. ^ Kermabon, Jacques (1993). "Sur la pente des images de synthèse". BREF. n°19.
  12. ^ Bériou, Ex memoriam, presentation on DVD cover
  13. ^ "Ars Electronica Archiv". archive.aec.at.
  14. ^ "Imagina 1994". Video Broadcast. 1994.
  15. ^ "Spécial Imagina 1994". 3D Simulation. n°4. 1994.
  16. ^ Greenaway, Kathryn (1994). "Computer Animation Competition Montreal". The Gazette.
  17. ^ Bériou, Tableau d'amour, synopsis
  18. ^ "Ars Electronica Archiv". archive.aec.at.
  19. ^ Bériou, Limbes, synopsis
  20. ^ Bériou, Cloison, presentation on DVD cover

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