César Vayssié

Paris-based author of films, director, performer, musicien, artistic collaborator of artists such as Boris Charmatz, Philippe Quesne, Yves-Noël Genod, Xavier Le Roy, François Chaignaud. Currently working on UNFILMÉVÈNEMENT (UFE), combining cinema (his own) and live performance, that premiered in September 2015 at the festival Actoral in Marseille, France.


"César Vayssié has been directing free, empirical cinema for about a decade, with movies movies devoid of any production constraints, the forms of which he permanently reassesses out of a deliberate, sometimes cynical desire to put himself in the periphery of cinematographic narration."


"The essential grammatical structure César Vayssié applies in his films is one of fragmentation. This allows him to build and reconstruct, within a highly personal and contemporary organization, the world as it appears to him. A collage of real experiences and sequences lifted from archival footage constitutes the framework of his productions. The editing emphasizes the opposition between the artist's extreme individual reality and the reality of the world at large, with its current events and their repercussions. It is impossible to classify this work within a single category, it oscillates between that of documentary and fiction, narration and video direct, archival montage and fictional scenes." Miles McKane, Ici Paris Europe, Anthology Film Archives, New York