Jeff Weber's 35mm film Untitled (Suzanne Lafont) 2021 is a portrait of French artist Suzanne Lafont, known for her work on the links of photography and language.
Weber shooted the film during the installation of Lafont's exhibition How Things Think at Erna Hecey Gallery, between 20 and 22 April 2021. By exploiting the reflections on the surface of the works, the film redoubles the theatricality of Suzanne Lafont’s photographs and their ability to create different meanings. It also echoes the history of cinema: the photographs used as a "projection surface" refers to Charlie Chaplin film, A Day of Pleasure, released in 1919. For Jeff Weber, it is about reversing the relationship between photography and cinema and cross the temporality of these different mediums.
Jeff Weber, Untitled (Suzanne Lafont), 2021 (Production Mudam Luxembourg, Courtesy of the artist and Galerie Erna Hecey, Luxembourg), is still on view until 27 February 2022 in the exhibition Freigeister. Fragments of an artistic scene in Luxembourg and beyond.