"Lèvres Bleues" is the latest animation of computer-generated images by Philippe Hamelin (lives and works in Montreal, Canada). The project is interested in the use of the computer-generated image as a tool of reconstruction and applies it to the reconstruction of a memory of love. The story comes from a collection of testimonies of strangers on dating sites by the artist in 2008. The memory takes shape through matter, objects, movement and senses. The animation puts in parallel the mechanisms of the machine and the human while exploring the workings of the narrative mechanics. The inner movement of the human (the feelings) crosses the movement in space.
Although "Lèvres Bleues" is an autonomous project, several elements echo "Carnations" presented at Casino Luxembourg early in 2019, including the alternation between the concrete and the abstract, between the physical state (the allusion to the flesh is again a central element) and the mental state, as well as the priority given to the senses rather than the meaning.