Through a methodical deconstruction of cinematic norms, Ariane Loze strips her video performances down to their most basic, structural inner workings. Her makeshift aesthetic brings together conceptual expression and homemade execution in a kind of degree zero of representation that is underpinned
by an immediately recognisable narrative made up
of static shots of a straightforward action or event. Loze produces her videos in a wholly autonomous fashion: Not only does she take on the roles of director, screenwriter, editor, costume designer, and sound and lighting technician, but she also plays all of the characters. Absurd slices of social life or allegories of inner, psychic experience, these micro-fictions play out in dystopian worlds that often appear deserted, where the protagonists work through states of crisis, interrogating and confiding in one another, or searching for a way out.
She studied theatre direction at the RITCS, Brussels, and participated in a.pass (Advanced Performance and Scenography Studies) in Brussels. In 2016–17, she attended the HISK post-academic programme in Ghent, Belgium. Loze's videos were selected for the Movimenta Award in Nice (2017), the Côté Court Festival in Pantin (2017), and the Prix Médiatine in Brussels (2016). In 2015, she received the Art Contest Award in Belgium.
Recent exhibitions: 1st Riga Biennial, Riga, Latvia; Salon de Montrouge, Paris (both 2018); Gemischte Gefühle, Tempelhof, Berlin (2017); Watch this Space #9, ISELP, Brussels (2017); Merged into Infinity, Anthology Film Archives, New York (2017); You Are Such a Curator, De Appel, Amsterdam (2016); Etcetera IV, S.M.A.K., Ghent (2016); Traverse Vidéo, FRAC Midi-Pyrénées, Toulouse (2015)