Through Carte Blanche, visual artists Maxime Jean-Baptiste and Sandra Muteteri Heremans have conceived together a program of films that has been built up over the course of their relationship and that addresses in a broad sense what the absence of image means in cinema and to themselves.
Non-image, out-of-frame, black image, so many aspects that have animated Maxime and Sandra, and that are also found in their own audiovisual work. There is the need for them to rethink a certain industrial cinema, which assaults, kills and re-kills certain bodies, the bodies of the margins, the alien bodies, the foreign bodies, of a white and Western society.
When one is a child, and one sees oneself on the screen, not as a hero, but as a savage, how then to find one's space, one's image. This interval, of which Fanon speaks, just before the film, in the dark, the darkness, it is perhaps also there that one can expect, that one can be.
On this subject, Maxime and Sandra have decided to correspond together through letters, which will be read in the intervals between the films, as places of exchange, places of sharing, places of alliances.