Meeting Place

 
How can we recreate ourselves when the contexts by which we have previously defined ourselves are gone?

Inspired by the films of Ingmar Bergman and the Fårö landscape, this art project was presented at the Bergman week 2017 as a dance performance, where Joakim Stephenson choreographed an ensemble of local dancers, principal dancers from the Royal Swedish Ballet in Stockholm and refugees, in the process of creating a new life on Fårö Island after fleeing their home countries. It is a dynamic, revealing and honest performance about human growth through meetings that matter.  

 

Direction & Photography Florence Montmare

Costume Design  Marie Bergman

Choreography  Joakim Stephenson

production  MArie Bergman, Florence MontmarE, sara sjöö

Sound ANders Hörling

Music Hugo Therkelson

 

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Film Gotland

 

The Bergman Estate

 

TELEVISION | FILM 

WAJIMA JAPAN

 

Through a photographer's lens — Fuji TV

In the Japanese travel documentary "Meet Wajima, Japan" we follow New York photographer Florence Montmare's travels to Japan. She ventures to the coastal town of Wajima in a search for art, culture and beauty and to meet local artists. For the project a website was created in addition to a photo exhibition in New York, screenings and talks at the Museum of East Asian Antiquities, Stockholm.

 

TV | video 

TV FEATURES

FILM | video | art

SHORTS

 

still here

Short fashion film for Spirit and Flesh Magazine

 

 
 

Phantasme

Phantasme is a series of video performances created in collaboration between Florence Montmare and Swedish artist Charlotte Åberg. The series portrays acts of consumption of products such as whipped cream, foundation, hair gel, hair color and ketchup and made into a disguise. Conventional ideas of beauty are violated and the characters are transformed into phantoms of their own desire. 

 
 

Performance with clouds

Silent, 2007.  A female protagonist appears in a dreamlike state. Her head is clean shaved. A blue sky with a cloud serves as the only backdrop. The narrative is open-ended and interrupted. She flings wigs up in the air, juggles and captures them with her body.