Monologue (Isabelle Huppert)
Milan-born video-collage artist Marco Brambilla, known for his re-contextualizing of found imagery, turns his eye to the work of French cinema stalwart Isabelle Huppert, as part of an exhibition in tribute to the much-celebrated actor, featuring works from Roni Horn, Douglas Gordon, Christian Jankowsi and Oda Jaune. Here, the New York-based Kanye West collaborator talks about his installation:
“Huppert seems to recede into her characters—her emotionally-charged performances have one characteristic in common: she simultaneously manages to embody both victim and aggressor, vulnerability and strength.
“Huppert simultaneously manages to embody both victim and aggressor, vulnerability and strength”
“Her sometimes-ambiguous identity is explored through a meta-narrative created by carefully selected dialogue clips, revealing her to be both passive and aggressive in a constructed conversation between her various characters.
The juxtaposition of exclamations, questions and answers, and revelations creates an elaborate orchestration in which Huppert’s stream of consciousness seems to contemplate her own contradictions and identity.”