After graduating from the ENSAD of Paris in 2000, Valentine Vermeil chose documentary photography as a field of expression and inquiry.
Her approach to documentary is one of a poetic nature, it allows Vermeil to reveal the complex identities of her models, putting her encounters at the very centre of her practice in order to question reality. Vermeil seeks inspiration in factual data about a specific place or individual which she then attempts to transcend and bring to another level of reality.
As a result of her stay in Glasgow, through a residency programme between Street Level Photoworks and Le Centre Photographique de Marseille, Valentine Vermeil will present an exploration of the Botanic Garden as an image of paradise.
Street Level Photoworks present La Nuit de L'Instant
La Nuit de l’Instant is a collaboration between Street Level Photoworks and Centre Photographique Marseille and is a projection-based event celebrating the still and the moving image in joyful and compelling ways. The works will mark Glasgow’s links with its twin-town of Marseille with new works by Camille Fallet, Valentine Vermeil and Kotryna Ula Kiliulyte produced from exchange residencies between the two cities, alongside works by Marie Chéné and Didier Nadeau, Sylvia Donis, Flavie Pintanel, Valérie Horwicz and Lisa Lucciardi.
Projection works by artists in Northern European countries from Street Level’s current and forthcoming partnerships will also be shown – from Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and Finland. The works will be showcased across four different locations concentrated around Street Level – Brittania Panopticon, Gallery 103, Avant Garde Function Room and Street Level’s studio.
Full programme details will be shared in due course. Programmed as part of Glasgow International 2018 ‘Across the City’.
Part of the ongoing Twinning between Glasgow and Marseille, supported by
Glasgow City Council and La Ville de Marseille, l’Institut Français and MP 2018 season ‘Quel Amour’.
For more information see streetlevelphotoworks.org.
Thu 26 April, 6pm-10pm