creator, director, puppeteer
a place of one's own
First video art project by Johanny Bert born from a carte blanche proposed by La Comédie, scene nationale de Clermont-Ferrand in 2017.
The Clermont-Ferrand national stage team, then led by Jean-marc Grangier, suggested to Johanny Bert that he imagine a way of bringing the public into the work of the future national stage.
This new place of creation and dissemination was built from the old bus station by the architect Eduardo Souto de Moura and opened in September 2020.
Johanny Bert and the videographer David Chambriard invent on the spot, without a precise scenario and according to the constraints of the site of the short moments.
Johanny Bert then writes the film during the editing and creates the sound with François Leymarie.
The 10 films were made on the site, from the first digs of the excavators in 2017 to the final completion of the building.
The short films were visible as they were produced, month after month, in the first part of the programming of the films of the Cinema "Les Ambiances", Cinema Arts et Essay in Clermont-Ferrand and gave place to an available dvd.
Here are some short films from the series.
The sound is entirely created after filming in binaural version.
Please watch them with your headphones
Film making, staging and manipulation Johanny bert
Pictures, montage David Chambriard - Atalante productions
puppet creation Chistophe Kiss
Sound creation Francois Leymarie
Artists invited during the series Anaïs Mak, Rosalba Torres Guerrero & Koen Augustijnen, the Lifting group and Yan Raballand.
Accessory technician Thaïs Morel
The Comedy of Clermont-Ferrand, national scene, Direction Jean-Marc Grangier / Atalante Productions