Michel Jaffrennou. Playing with video

from June 26, 2018 to August 30, 2018François-Mitterrand / Donors’ gallery

A pioneer in the use of video on stage, Michel Jaffrennou produces a playful and explosive work.
In 1979, his duo with Patrick Bousquet in the Totologiques remains memorable. With the videoperetta Jim TrackingÉlectronique vidéo circus, Michel Jaffrennou experimented  to mix references both to popular and fairground arts. That is why he was called the ‘Georges Méliès de la vidéo’ in the 1980s. The archive donated to the BnF includes numerous story-boards and preparatory documents; an opportunity to discover his studio practice and his skill for constructing and deconstructing images.