After graduating as an architect in 2001, Nicolas Lelièvre quickly turned to image creation, as he believed video and photography represented privileged means to examine the relationships between time and space. The Centres Horizons project was conducted between 2003 and 2008 with puppeteer Renaud Herbin and notably provided the opportunity to explore different urban territories such as the small French town Saint-Jacques-de-la-Lande, but also great metropolises like Berlin (Villa Médicis Hors Les Murs 2004), Buenos Aires, Montreal, and Lisbon. His questioning of the perceptions and representations of urban spaces takes on several forms ― namely photography, video and live performance.
About works / performance
So far, I've mainly produced still prints and short films involving different techniques such as video, animation, compositing and 3d modeling. I also worked on theater and dance performances.
Space, time and presences are the main words on which is based the work I'm developing. The pictures I make can be considered as an invitation to make these things interact in simple but unexpected ways.