An evening with French visual artist, Elsa Brès
Elsa Brès is a French visual artist, in New Orleans for 2 months to attend the Deltaworkers International residency program, with the support of the French Consulate in New Orleans.
She graduated in architecture from the National School of Architecture in Paris and Le Fresnoy National Studio of Contemporary Arts in Tourcoing (North of France). Her work navigates between documentary and science-fiction to explore the relationships between design and environment. Her films, videos and installations take possession of hybrid natures and transformed geographies. Her work has been shown in film festivals, museums and exhibitions around the world.
During her stay in New Orleans, Elsa Brès will shoot her new film "SWEAT". This new production is following the character of Guillaume de l’Isle, the first cartographer of Louisiana, wandering and lost since the beginning of the 18th century. He’s been traveling the river for the last 300 years without managing to measure precisely the always changing environment of the Mississippi delta. By thinking of the map as first and act of control of space, we follow De l’Isle on his journey where he meets other major and minor figures of the history of the river’s design.
On May 1st, she will present two of her short films "STELLA 50.4N1.5E" (2016) and "LOVE CANAL" (2017) and will discuss about her new project "SWEAT"
Elsa Bres’s website