Artist Profile

Alexandre Larose

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Gautam Valluri is an artist working with film. His work explores the relationship between architectural spaces and personal histories through the materiality of celluloid. He is the recipient of a Master’s Degree in Experimental Film from Kingston University London and Université Paris VIII.

His work has been exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in London, Cinematek in Brussels, CCCB in Barcelona, Museu do Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro, The Korean Film Archive in Seoul and at various film festivals including the International Film Festival Rotterdam, BFI London Film Festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, European Media Art Festival (Osnabrück) and Images Festival (Toronto).

He currently lives and works in Paris.

Featured Work

The Museum of Departures

2015, United Kingdom, 16mm, 6', colour, sound

The Gerrard Street Chinatown is perhaps London’s greatest museum. Everything is displayed behind glass walls– people, actions, novelties, food items. It’s the reconstruction of a culture that belongs to the other side of the world. A culture descended from a people that had departed their homeland. Through the glass’s surface reflections, the artist sees reflections of himself and remembers sounds from his recent past and echoes of his own departures.

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