The artwork

Waiting For Sleep – Episode 1
Variable dimension
Video, 3D animation 
Ed. 1/3
Courtesy of the artist

« I work on story-telling, I am interested in the diverse forms that a dialogue may be materialized in, through video installation, drawing and sculpture. In Waiting for Sleep, I want to investigate the form of a diary through 3D animation, Taking ground on the genre fantastic, I want to constitute an animated film which recounts the daily life of a character – Will – who is a sleepwalker living surrounded by zombies.This tale will be commented by Will, via sms. The dialogue – very ordianry – will take th eopposite direction from the action. My characters, often in a state of doubting, start telling about another world than the one where they move in – the fiction. The other world is our reality. They talk about our daily worries, our banal tasks, through this window opened in the fiction. To bring these two realities to appear simultaneously is a concern that echoes many times over in my work. »

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The artist

Jean Hubert (1987) lives and works between Paris and Amsterdam. He graduated in 2010 of the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris (Ensba). During his cursus, he studied for one year video at the Emily Carr University of Vancouver. He followed in 2012 and 2013 residency program in Amsterdam, at the Rijkskakdemie, during which his work was supported by institutions such as the Amsterdam Fonds Voor de Kunst, the Mondriaan Fonds, and the Nederlands FilmFonds. He pursued his practise through another residency program in the Fondation BilbaoArte in 2014. He is currently doing a residency in the Cité des Arts in Paris. He showed his worked in Billytown (La Haye/ 2016, curated by sanne Lutjein), à la galerie Escougnou Cetrato (Paris/2015, curated by Alexandre Quoi), in Momart (Amsterdam/2015), in Galerie Escougnou-Cetrato (Paris/2015), in the Fondation BilbaoArte (Bilbao/2014), at the Rianne Groene Galery (Rotterdam/2014), at Motive Galery (Bruxelles/2013 curated by Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkek), at Rijksakademie (Amsterdam/2012&2013), at the Salon de Montrouge (Montrouge/2012), and at Treize (Paris/2011).