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Collectif Fact is an artist group consisting of Annelore Schneider, Claude Piguet & Swann Thommen, they live and work in Geneva (Switzerland).

Ce qui arrive (2005) shows impersonal, standardized, repetitive and clinical office spaces in which employees are subject to the same normalization. In spite of its calculated and controlled appearance this space contains the potential for and the probability of accident, abnormality, fear and terrorism. Apparently harmless frozen images which try to capture what is happening... These photographs are presented in the form of a modular ensemble within a set arrangement. Each photograph corresponds to the frontal view of an office space, the size of the images varying according to the space represented. They are displayed as a series in the form of a panel which adapts to the exhibition space.

On Stage (2007) shows an all-encompassing demonstration bringing together demands from around the globe. So-called highly individual slogans thus vanish into the depths of a homogeneous crowd. On the way, small incidents occur. Harmless or incongruous, they rise up one after the other, bringing a touch of irony to the narrative, even cynicism. But, if the demonstration begins with this diversity in a calm and uneventful atmosphere, the scenario suddenly changes. The camera is knocked over, victim of a somber aggression. Yet the image is eventually straightened and continues its journey. When the end of the film joins up with its beginning again, when the loop restarts, the second viewing of the same scenario is fatally weighed down by the knowledge of what is going to happen and everything that seemed free from danger is then tinged with fear. (Inspired by a text by Karine Tissot)

Bubblecars (2004) depicts a road which disappears into the distance and is illuminated by street lights, one of which is flickering to increase the “suspense”. Although the space is created with the minimum of elements required for its understanding, it still conveys the artificial imagery of Hollywood. The event that will take place will therefore be short, absurd and unreal even though making reference to catastrophic films. In this way, it creates a gap between the expectations that this space can generate and what happens if the latter is not stereotypical. This video is a game which makes the language of the cinema apparent. By displacing a known pattern, we expose its mechanism.

HabitA (2002) travels over a residential area which is schematically constructed, on the one hand for the people who are displayed as men, women and children carrying on with their everyday activities in a loop, and on the other, for the houses which are all identical. Yet these people are distinct from their surroundings because of their uniform orange color which gives them a two- dimensional appearance. These protagonists continually perform the same actions without these having the slightest effect on their immediate environment. They are just like their space, immaterial and programmed, and in which none of the assembled elements interact with the others. The video also follows this system, that is, it is subject to a repetitive movement. It is a video in which the computer logic appropriates the space, thus creating its own rhythm.


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