André Fortino

Born in 1977

Lives and works in Marseilles

André Fortino's body lies at the heart of his art praxis. In it, it is presented in a state of physical effort, in direct confrontation with a context, and in written and off-the-cuff productions. Hôtel-Dieu, a video depicting, camera in hand, the artist's encounter (he is made up as a pig-man) with a former hospital now abandoned, is the point of departure for a task of both cinematographic writing (Les paradis sauvages) and choreographic writing (first stage, Les habités...). A nervous, curious character, seemingly impatient to be done with the world that surrounds him, incarnates, all on his own, the savage nature of a work which has made its ballpark its relation to reality. André Fortino's oeuvre works between abandonment and mastery, constantly playing with confrontation. It is based on the establishment of orchestrated or more "performative" rituals, which powerfully present an essential form of freedom.

Biographical notes translated with the support of the Centre national des arts plastiques - Cnap.