Gaia Art Foundation was delighted to support Dutch-Monegasque artist Adeline de Monseignat’s short film In the Flesh (2015).
The work is inspired by Professor Alison Leitch’s text Visualizing the Mountain: The Photographer as Ethnographer in the Quarries of Carrara, which characterises marble quarries as 'alive'. In Monseignat’s film, it is the artist who assumes the role of the sculpture. Depicted with marble skin and human flesh, Monseignant becomes increasingly alive, a creature that yearns to reconnect with her roots and, ultimately, crawls back into her mother's womb: the quarry. Monseignant's interest lies in the tension between the familiar and the strange; the threatening and the safe; and the animate and inanimate. Her work often offers an unusual kind of physical and sensorial interaction.
In the Flesh is written, performed and directed by Adeline de Monseignat and produced and co-directed by Nathalie Biancheri. Director of Photography is Marcus Autelli.
Watch a trailer for 'In the Flesh' below: