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  • Les-cicatrices01

    Les cicatrices (The Scars)

  • Cécile Ravel - Trailer 13e Festival des Films Différents et expérimentaux de Paris

    Bande annonce FDFDEP (FDFDEP Trailer)

  • Cécile Ravel - Film super8 Exîle (Sète)

    Exîle (Sète) – (From an ex-island into exile – Sète)

  • Cécile Ravel - rayogramme - Improvisation empreinte #17

    Improvisations-empreintes (Improvisations-imprints)

  • Actu-expo2011

    Panorama réunionnais (Reunionese Panorama)

  • Cécile Ravel - dessin Ravines noires

    Ravines noires (Dark gullies)

  • Cécile Ravel - dessin Panorama Ouest

    Panorama réunionnais (Reunionnese panorama)

  • Cécile Ravel - dessin Déambulation #2

    Déambulations (Strolling)

  • Cécile Ravel - dessin Impression #21 - La Réunion

    Impressions

  • Cécile Ravel - dessin Exîle #3

    Exîle (Exiling island)

  • Cécile Ravel - film documentaire expérimental - Plume

    Plume (Feather)

  • Cécile Ravel - film - Piscine de la Jonction - Baignades interdites

    Baignades interdites (No bathing)

  • Cécile Ravel - film super 8 - L'eau, l'air et les songes

    L’eau, l’air et les songes (Water, air and dreams)

  • Cécile Ravel - Film super8 Carnet de notes 2006-2007

    Carnet de notes 2006-2007 (2006-2007 a notebook)

  • Cécile Ravel - Film super8 Back to London

    Retour à Londres / Back to London

  • Cécile Ravel - diptyque super 8 Cyclamen Persicum

    Cyclamen Persicum

  • Cécile Ravel - Paysage-écran Ombres

    Paysages-écrans (Landscapes as screens)

  • Cécile Ravel - cinéma élargi - Paysage au hasard de la promenade

    Paysage au hasard de la promenade (A scenic stroll)

  • Cécile Ravel - cinéma élargi - Paysage au hasard de la baignade

    Paysage au hasard de la baignade (Landscape and swimming)

  • Cécile Ravel - cinéma élargi Méduse/Frémissements d'éclats

    Méduse/Frémissements d’éclats (Medusa/Rustling and cracking)

  • Cécile Ravel - cinéma élargi Le Jardin de Jessé (concert)

    Le Jardin de Jessé (Jesse’s garden)

  • Cécile Ravel - cinéma élargi Narcissus Poeticus

    Narcissus Poeticus

  • Cécile Ravel - installation Jardin de Jessé

    Le Jardin de Jessé (Jesse’s Garden)

  • Portraits-millefleurs01

    Portraits millefleurs (Millefleurs Portraits)

  • Cécile Ravel - film élargi - Suzanne au bain

    Suzanne au bain (Suzannah bathing)

  • Cécile Ravel - installation Suzanne au bain

    Suzanne au bain (Suzannah bathing)

  • Cécile Ravel - cinéma élargi Chers Émile, Louis, Auguste, Georges et les autres...

    Dear Émile, Louis, Auguste, Georges and others…

  • Cécile Ravel - cinéma élargi Bacchanales neversoises mantouanes

    Bacchanales neversoises-mantouanes (Neversois-Mantuan Bacchanalia)

  • Cécile Ravel - cinéma élargi De l'autre côté du miroir I & II

    Through the looking-glass I & II

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  • \\ 2013

    Musical film short for Joseph d’Anvers’ “Les cicatrices” (“The Scars”)

    A musical film short for French singer Joseph d’Anvers in order to promote his future show “Dead Boys”, based on Richard Lange’s novel. The show will be mixing texts read and accompanied on the guitar with original songs such as … Read more

  • \\ 11 décembre 2011

    Exîle (Sète) – 13th Festival des Films Expérimentaux et Différents de Paris

    Exîle (Sète), experimental documentary is screened in the “Cooperative members” program during the 13rd Festival des Fims Expérimentaux et Différents de Paris, the 11th december 2011, in Les Voûtes, 19, rue des Frigos, 75013 Paris, France 13 th Festival des … Read more

  • \\ 25 septembre 2011

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes – Centre Pompidou

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes, experimental film is screened at Centre Pompidou, for the 40 years of the Collectif Jeune Cinéma “CJC: 40 ans de collectif!” Program “Dépaysements” 25 september 2011 at 2 PM Centre Pompidou 75191 Paris cedex 04 … Read more

  • \\ April - may 2011, Le Port - La Réunion

    Artistic Residence in ESBA Réunion

    The Research structure on landscape in Réunion École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts guests artists whore are invited to conduct a research on the Reunionese landscape within artistic residences at the Dos d’Ane Center. I wanted to connect the experience of island … Read more

  • \\ Tuesday 24 january 2012

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes – Festival Les Inattendus 2012

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes, experimental film will be screened at Élysée, at 7:30 PM during the 2012 Les Inattendus Festival 14 rue Basse Combalot, 69007 Lyon Association Les Inattendus BP 1117 69202 Lyon Cedex 01 France www.inattendus.com

  • \\ Wednesday march 7th 2012

    PLUME – TRAVERSE VIDÉO 2012

    Plume, experimental documentary on anorexia will be screened at Lycée des Arènes, Toulouse Wednesday march 7th at 1:30 PM, during the 15th Traverse Vidéo Encounters, “Faut voir”. Lycée des Arènes, 4 place Émile Male, 31000 Toulouse Traverse Vidéo Lycée des … Read more

  • \\ May 2011

    ÊTRE L’ÎLE-EXIL Exhibition

    This exhibition is the result of an artistic residence in ESBA Réunion (Réunion Art School) which took place in april and may 2011, within the Research structure on landscape. The displayed works (installations of drawings, rayograms and videos) question the … Read more

  • \\ 11 november 2011

    3 movies selected at the Milano Super 8 Film Festival

    Carnet de Notes 2006-2007, Plume and L’Eau, l’air et les songes are in competition at the Milano Super8 Film Festival, the 11th, 12th and 13th november 2011 Milano Super 8 Film festival Cine-Teatro San Andrea Via Crema 22 Milano Italie … Read more

  • \\ 19 novembre 2011

    Plume – Invideo 2011

    Plume, experimental documentary on anorexia will be screened at the  XXIst  Invideo Festival, Video and alternative cinema Festival, devoted to “Shifting distances” (“Distanze variabili”), saturday 19 november 2011, international selection, at Oberdan Spazio, Milan, Italy. Invideo AIACE (Associazione Italiana Amici … Read more

  • \\ 13 november 2011

    Carnet de notes 2006-2007 awarded in Milan

    Carnet de notes 2006-2007 in competion in the Milano Super 8 Film festival 2011 is awarded with the first prize. Maurizio Nichetti, president of the jury motivates his choice with the following statement: ” A moving film that manages to … Read more

  • \\ 20 octobre 2011

    Plume – Festival International Signes de Nuit

    Plume, experimental documentary on anorexia is in competition at 9th Festival International Signes de Nuit. Documentary Competition: 20 october 2011 at  8 PM Cinéma La Clef 21 rue de La CLef 75004 Paris France Festival Signes de Nuit 18 rue … Read more

  • \\ 24 octobre 2011

    Exîle (Sète) – Festival du Film Méditerranéen de Montpellier

    Exîle (Sète), experimental documentary is screened in the experimental panorama program during the 33rd Montpellier Cinemed, the 24th and the 27th of October 2011 in the Corum and in the Musée Fabre auditorium. Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen de Montpellier … Read more

  • \\ 13 juillet 2011

    Plume – Festival Images Contre Nature

    Plume, experimental documentary on anorexia is screened at Théâtre des Chartreux, 105, avenue des Chartreux, 13004 Marseille, France, during the Festival Images Contre Nature. Program “Time” 13 july 2011, 5:30 PM and 16 july 2011 at 7:30 PM Festival Images … Read more

  • \\ avril 2011

    Bak to London at the New York Flicker Film Festival

    Retour à Londres/Back to London, film expérimental in super 8 is screened for the New York Flicker Film Festival 10 th anniversary, on april 17th 2011 at 7 PM. New York Flicker Film Festival, Southpaw, 125 5th avenue, Brooklyn, 11217 … Read more

  • \\ march 2011

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes – Traverse Vidéo

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes, experimental film, is screened at the 14th Traverse Vidéo Festival “L’Art Proxime”, the 18th of march 2011 during the Collectif Jeune Cinéma’s open screening. Rencontres Traverse Vidéo, “L’Art proxime”. Lycée des Arènes, 4 place Émile … Read more

  • \\ february 2011

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes – Berlin, Directors Lounge

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes, experimental film, is screened at the 7th Directors Lounge Festival, during the Collectif Jeune Cinéma’s open screening. Directors Lounge, Festival for contemporary media and film A.Werner, Petersburger Platz 2 10249 Berlin, Germany www.directorslounge.net

  • \\ december 2010

    Carnet de notes 2006-2007 – 7th Passeurs d’images Encounters

    Carnet de notes 2006-2007, experimental film in super 8, is programed for the 7th National Encounters “Passeurs d’image” the 10th december 2010 at 10:55 at the Paris Forum des Images. This screening takes place within a debate with students from … Read more

  • \\ december 2010

    Carnet de notes 2006-2007 – Les Inattendus 2010 Festival

    Carnet de notes 2006-2007, experimental film in super 8, is screened at Les Inattendus Festival, the 31st january 2010 à 18h, at the Élysée. Les Inattendus 7th editon of Festival des Films (très) Indépendants C/O Locaux Motiv’ 10 bis rue … Read more

  • \\ december 2010

    Plume – Festival des Films Expérimentaux et Différents 2010

    Plume,  experimental documentary on anorexia will be screened in competition at 12th Paris Festival des Films Expérimentaux et Différents, the 10th of december 2010 at 6 PM et le 11th of december 2010 at 8 PM, in the Voûtes, 19, … Read more

  • \\ november 2010

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes – Festival Media 10 -10 2010

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes, experimental film, is in competition at the Short Film Festival of Namur “Media 10-10″, in the OVNI competition, and will be screened the 16th november 2010 at 5 PM, at Maison de la Culture de … Read more

  • \\ november 2010

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes – Festival Tous Courts 2010

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes, experimental film, is in competition in the 28th Aix-en-Provence Tous Courts Festival and will be screened the 30th november 2010 at 6 PM, at the Cité du Livre and the 3rd december 2010 at 4 PM, … Read more

  • \\ october 2010

    Back to London – Zebra Poetry Film Festival Berlin 2010

    Retour à Londres/Back to London, super 8 experimental film, is selected in the Re-Verse-Als program of the Zebra Poetry Film Festival of Berlin, and will be screened the 15th october 2010 at 10:45 PM and the 16th october at 3:30 … Read more

  • \\ october 2010

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes – Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival 2010

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes, experimental film, is screened at the Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival, in the “Panorama Expérimental” program, the 23rd october 2010 at 2 PM, Einstein theater of the Corum, and the 28th october 2010 at 4 PM, … Read more

  • \\ october 2010

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes – WNDX Festival 2010

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes, experimental film, is screened at the Winnipeg’s Festival of Film and Video Art, “International Experimental program: The poetics of Space”, the 1st october 2010, at 5 PM at the Winnipeg Cinematheque. Winnipeg’s Festival of Film … Read more

  • \\ may 2010

    Baignades Interdites – Madrid Documenta 2010

    Baignades Interdites, video documentary is in competition at the 7th International Documentary festival of Madrid, and will be screened the 9th may at 7:30 PM at Cine Estudio Circulo de Bellas Artes and the 11th may at 10 PM at … Read more

  • \\ march 2010

    Back to London – Traverse Video 2010

    Retour à Londres/Back to London, experimental film in super 8 is screened at the Traverse Video Festival “Parce que ça vaut la peine” (“Because it’s worth it”) during the Collectif Jeune Cinéma’s open screening, the 11th march 2010, at 4:15 … Read more

  • \\ march 2010

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes – Videoformes 2010

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes, experimental film, is screened in the “Vidéothèque éphémère” of the Clermont-Ferrand Videoformes Festival from the 10th to the 28th march 2010  at Espace Victoire. Videoformes 64 rue Lamartine – 63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France www.videoformes.com

  • \\ february 2010

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes – Collectif Jeune Cinéma screenings

    L’Eau, l’air et les songes, experimental film, is screened at Cinéma La Clef, for the Collectif Jeune Cinéma screenings, “Images on music”, the 12th of february 2010 at 8 PM. Centre Culturel La Clef, 21 rue de la Clef 75005 … Read more

  • \\ march 2008

    Le Jardin de Jessé – Traverse video 2008

    Exhibition and performance-projection at  the Ostal de Occitània during the Traverse-Vidéo “Être/devenir” (Being/Becoming) Encounters in march 2008. Ostal de Occitània 11 rue Malcousinat 31000 Toulouse Traverse Vidéo Lycée des Arènes 4 place Émile Male, BP 3003 31024 Toulouse cedex3, France … Read more

  • \\ may 2007

    En avant la toute jeune garde!

    Presentation of Cécile Ravel’s films along with the films produced during the experimental film workshop she runs at Lycée Alain Colas in Nevers. This screening is a program of the Collectif Jeune Cinéma Transmission Section . Centre Culturel La Clef, … Read more

  • \\ march 2007

    Bacchanales neversoises-mantouanes – Gesture in cinema 2007

    Bacchanales neversoises-mantouanes and De l’autre côté du miroir are screened during the “Gesture in cinema” youth program at the Vidéothèque des Fontaines in Tours the 21st march 2007. This cycle of projection is organised by Centre Images and by the … Read more

  • \\ october 2005

    “Nomadism of images and sounds – open screening at the 27th Cinemed

    Open screening dedicated to Cécile Ravel and Jean-Marc Manteau by the 27th Mediterranean Film Festival of Montpellier, on october 25th 2005. The whole expanded films made by Cécile Ravel are screened  in the Montpellier Corum. Festival International du Cinéma Méditerranéen … Read more

  • \\ february 2005

    Le Jardin de Jessé – 2005 Corbeil-Essonnes Biennal

    Installation at the 3rd Contemporary Art Biennal of Corbeil-Essonnes, 1-15 february 2005. Commanderie Saint-Jean, 24 rue Widmer, 91100 Corbeil-Essonnes, France Société d’Art de Corbeil Essonnes +33 (0)1 60 89 12 15

  • \\ october 2004

    Le Jardin de Jessé – l’Art est ouvert (Art is open) 2004

    Installation and performance-projection during the “Art is open” show in 2004, in the Ancient House of Justice of Saint Cyprien (Dordogne) in partnership with  Athéna Association, Dordogne ADDC and Aquitaine FRAC, october-november 2004. ADDC Espace Culturel François Mitterrand Place Hoche … Read more

  • \\ october 2001

    Verdures Méditerranéennes – Nevers, Maison de la Culture 2001

    “Verdures Méditerranéennes” exhibition with Jean-Marc Manteau, Maison de La Culture de Nevers et de la Nièvre, october-november 2001. This exhibition was supported by the Nevers MCNN, the City of Nevers, by Confluences, by the Province of Burgundy FAS and FIV … Read more

  • \\ august 2001

    le Jardin de Jessé – Hédé Théâtre de Poche Festival

    Installation at Hédé city dining hall. 2001 Théâtre de Poche Festival. Théâtre de Poche Place de la mairie 35630 Hédé, France www.theatre-de-poche.com

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  • \\ mars 2008

    Le Jardin de Jessé. Se fonder cinématographiquement

    Catalogue Être/devenir, Rencontres Traverse/Video, march 2008. Text by Simone Dompeyre (in French only)

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  • \\ september 2009

    L’Art spatial et graphique de Cécile Ravel

    Bref Magazine, N°89, sept-oct 2009, text by Raphaël Bassan (in French only)

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  • \\ october 2005

    Nomadism of images and sounds

    27th Festival du Film Méditerranéen de Montpellier  2005 catalog-  Expanded cinema performance. Text by Cécile Ravel

    Multiple screening is not only  a way to free oneself from the tradition of the single screen but also to give a new significance to the luminous screen, nowadays such an omnipresent and commonplace medium .

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Lettrine C

écile Ravel, a filmmaker and an artist was born in 1964 in Sète, (France) from an  “Pied-noir” father born in Algeria and a Maltese mother born in Tunisia.  She grew up in Tunisia, Guadeloupe and Réunion islands (French former overseas colonies).
She graduated from École Normale Supérieure de Cachan and Paris I University, and then studied experimental film and experimental animation at the San Francisco Art Institute, with Lawrence Jordan, Janis Lipzin and Al Wong. She passed Art and Design Agrégation in 1988 and got a PH.D in Fine Arts on Cinema Archaeology and projection as a poetical medium in 1993. Her researches in Art and experimental cinema along with her encounter with artists Maria Klonaris et Katerina Thomadaki led her to focus on expanded cinema and media hybridization.
Working after biblical stories and greek myths, she deals with what’s hidden from our sight and questions the relationship between still and moving images.

In 1994, she met Jean-Marc Manteau, an electro-acoustician composer in Nevers where she lives now. Thanks to their constant collaboration, the sound has become a major concern in their work, leading them to the creation of “concerts of images and sounds”. The 27th Mediterranean Film Festival of  Montpellier devoted an open screening to them in 2005.

From 2000 on, Cécile Ravel’s works has been dealing with family bounds, memory and uprooting, referring to her immersion inside arabic, maltese, italian and creole cultures. She starts a series of graphic and filmic works (mostly in super 8) as well as installations about crossroads of Mediterranean exiles ( Le Jardin de Jessé, Verdures Méditerranéennes, Carnet de notes 2006-2007).
Drawing (still or animated drawings superimposed with real-life shots) has become more and more central in her last works  (Carnet de notes 2006-2007, Exîle (Sète), Être l’île – Exil)
She stayed at the École Supérieure des Beaux Arts de La Réunion in april 2011 to perform graphic and filmic research on landscape and exile, and showed her artistic achievements at Le Port Médiathèque (Être l’île – Exil,) in May 2011.

She got financial support from Région Bourgogne and from Région Île de France in 2010 for her movie Plume, produced by Productions Aléatoires.
Cécile Ravel is a member of Collectif Jeune Cinéma, first French Film Coop, created in France 40 years ago.
Cécile Ravel’s films are regularly distributed and screened in France and abroad (Kassel Doc Filmfest, Madrid Documenta, Milan Invideo Festival,  Winnipeg Windix Festival in Canada, New York Flicker Film Festival, Berlin Director’s Lounge and Zebra Film Festival, Videoex in Zurich…).