DIRECTOR’S NAME: KARINE LAVAL / PRODUCTION COMPANY: KARINE LAVAL PHOTOGRAPHY / COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: USA / DURATION: 1’30 / CAST: DANIEL SMITH AND CHRISTOPHE DOLOIRE FROM THE BAND “THESWIMMINGPOOLS” / DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: KARINE LAVAL / ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: KARINE LAVAL
“Inferno” was inspired by the encounter with Dan and Christophe’s electro band “theswimmingpool” and my obsession with water, light and body gesture. Dan and Christophe are more than musicians. They are performers who pay special attention to their costumes, which are conceived and designed by them in collaboration with Jean Rabel. “Inferno” explores the friction between reality and imagination.
Born in Paris in 1971, Karine Laval has lived in New York since 1997. Her photographs have been featured in The New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, The Sunday Telegraph, Le Figaro Magazine, and The New Yorker. Her work has been widely exhibited in the US and Europe in solo and group exhibitions as well as festivals.