About the film
This short film was a collaboration between myself and two other practitioners, Alice Welton ('In Motion', Theatre 503, 2016) and Madeleine Haynes (Loud Poet, Edinburgh 2016-17). We wanted to capture the relationship between studio and artist. Cédric has a unique relationship with the place in which he works, in Lille, France. It was transformed from an old butchers warehouse to an eco-haven of peace. Now vines, flowers and vegetables hang from the rafters instead of meat and the old store rooms house Cédric's studios, exhibitions, music events. This is a snapshot of the way Cédric works; the way he moves around his space, inside and out; and how he considers certain subject matters. Our aim is not to project our own view of what he offers as an artist, but to introduce, intrigue and inspire viewers, to create a 'way in'.
We wish to thank Cédric Carré and his wonderful family for hosting us for a week in the summer of 2017. We also would like to thank The University of Edinburgh's Go Abroad Fund for helping to finance the project.
Please do look at Cédric's artworks, we could only touch upon a fraction of his work: https://carrecedric.fr/index.php?lang=en
D CONtEMPoRARY: 'Emerging Reefs' EXHIBITION
D Contemporary Gallery in Mayfair curated a solo show of Cédric Carré's work in January 2019. The exhibition showed the work that was at its beginning stages when we filmed Cédric at work in his studio in 2017. The film was part of the exhibition and it was wonderful to give more context to his work and show the man, mind and studio behind the paintings. Many people told us in the private view that the film helped them understand the paintings in a different way. The catalogue can been viewed here: https://view.publitas.com/d-contemporary/cedric-carre-solo-show-emerging-reef-catalogue-2019/page/4-5