19:52, Color, Stereo, US, 2010
Provost analyzes and plays with film genres, editing techniques, sound and plot, always keeping emotions and beauty central to the experience. ‘Stardust’ is the second part of a trilogy in which Nicolas Provost blurs the boundaries between fiction and reality. For this trilogy, Provost has chosen three iconic cities as filming locations: New York, Las Vegas and Tokyo. Their typical street life, architecture and atmosphere have been etched into our collective memory. They have been the stage and subject of so many Hollywood movies that, even without ever visiting them in person, most people have a very distinct mental image of them. In each city, Provost has recorded everyday life with a hidden high resolution camera. He then used cinematographic and narrative codes from the Hollywood film language to reconstruct his footage into a fiction film.