Maxim VentuléArt & Research Breda
Missing something that is lost, gone, no longer exists or never existed.’ Maxim Ventulé (1996) almost always departs from personal memories that he brings to the present and then distorts more and more into diluted versions of themselves. The line between fiction and nonfiction is constantly being played and nostalgia is contrasted with the impact of the present. Within his films the use of language, performance and music are of equal value.
‘I don’t want to make a distinction between what has to be real and what can be real. The newly created form is equal to its derivative and has its own right to exist. Like a pass-through story, what remains is uncertain. Details grow into protagonists and main issues fade or even disappear completely. It is the details that become symbols and make the new outcome so interesting and tangible again.’