La Parfaite (film)

11min, HD

Produced by Le Fresnoy, studio national d'art contemporain

The photography, in its very beginning, took form in a silver plated sheet of copper. Through the reflections in the mirrored surface, the viewer had to find its own way to seize the image. The daguerreotype: in this seemingly alchemical process from the earliest days of photography, each images were unique, and once touched, it slipped away.

In the Daguerre street in Paris, named after the inventor of that process, lives Agnès Varda, who once shot the film “Daguerreotype” in her own street. By shooting a daguerrian portrait of this filmmaker, I was willing to close the loop. Yet this was only the beginning of an adventure, about the origin of the photograph and the end of the world.