Sebastien Cros

*France. Lives and works in New York, USA.

Cinematographer, photographer and sound designer, Sébastien Cros explores the cinematographic form of the performance using 16mm, Super 8 as well as video, turntable and several softwares. It carries out several multi-screens films and actions for several projectors (Nocte, 2003 ; Tabula Rasa, 2005) which explore widened shapes of the cinema ( mixing of filmic textures, scrapings of the emulsion of film carried out on line, with electronic engineering of the treatment of sound, samples) More than simple linear film show, he proposes to the spectators to discover a renewed perception of the image and sounds. In 2004, Sébastien Cros along with his co-performer Carole Arcega, established the association Label Ombres, in order to continue this new cinematographic concept by creation, edotion and diffusion of such rare filmic moments. The cinema is living art as well as plastic art. It is in this perspective that the association testify its existence and the support thus offered to the artists, however keeping on developping new orientations.

Since 2005, Sébastien Cros works on the creation of Zora Lab, a cinematographic laboratory based in Sarajevo. The concept of functioning of this organization is a laboratory which purpose is to form an embryonic nucleus of energy that can communicate out of the limited area, meaning to gather the creative pulses that search for contact between innumerous existing, though unexpressed, potentials: in order to create connecting channels which have to establish the sphere structure of the society in Bosnia and Hercegovina, and Earth in general.

CROSS Tabula Rasa

Tabula Rasa / France / 2005 / 10' / 4:3

This compilation brings together films of a new genre, between cult cinema and abstract art, a form of science fiction bordering on the experimental and the fantastic. The black and white universe presented here is inherited from comic books, drawings, calligraphy, and of course photography. Label Ombres presents new hybrid works, evolving in the imagination through expanded cinema, a cinema of sensations.