Valérie Jouve appointed professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris
Valérie Jouve appointed professor at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Paris.
Fascinated by the city, Valérie Jouve captures its characters, their behaviors and captures the spaces that our projections build on and for the city. The question of the treatment of space is at the heart of the subject: it is a question of understanding how the figure, human or otherwise, gives presence and meaning to what surrounds it. Her cinematographic practice begins with the film Grand Littoral (2001), then comes Time is working (2006), Repérages (2009), Traversée (2011) and Porte d’Aubervilliers (2022). Her films, her exhibitions and her books are crossings of territory, stories of our stories as men and women. The images are constructed independently, archived then activated during the various demonstrations of her work. Valérie Jouve likes to build urbanities that could be nourished by multitudes of living elements, human and non-human.
She has been working for five years between the city and the countryside to question the links that nourish each other. She has collaborated with architects on various photographic commissions concerning architecture and the city. Since 2017, she has collaborated in an urban anthropology research laboratory, the LAA.