AEchard

AMINATOU ECHARD

She is born on October 2, 1973

Biography:
Aminatou Echard studied of Ethnomusicology and cinema. As an artist who works with experimental film and documentary, Aminatou's focus is how space transforms people and how people inhabit spaces. She conveys this idea by exploring the relationship between sound and image. Fieldwork is a crucial element in her artistic practice. After four years of working in Bolivia in ethnomusicology, she has started a new stage in Central Asia (Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan) in 2006 by collecting super 8 images and sounds to gain an understanding of the specific relationship between spaces and people. In 2007 she does Kyrghyz sketches, a short experimental film from the first collected material and in 2010 Broadway, a documentary produced by the G.R.E.C.

Master Filmmaker documentary creation, 2001, Lussas/Grenoble III
Master of Ethnomusicology, 2000, Paris VIII
Master of Cinema History, 1997, Paris VIII
Bachelor's degree, Department of Arts and Entertainment, 1996, Bologne, Italy
DFE of Piano and Music Training, 1992, Conservatory, Paris

Filmography:
(Marco), 48', documentary, 2014
Broadway, 50’, documentary, 2011
Esquisses kirghizes, short experimental film, 2007

Biographie :
Après une formation en ethnomusicologie et en cinéma (Master de Lussas) Aminatou Echard réalise des films documentaires et expérimentaux. Elle explore la relation entre son et image. Le travail de terrain est un élément essentiel de sa pratique artistique. A partir de 2006, elle se rend régulièrement en Asie centrale (Kirghizstan, Ouzbékistan et Kazakhstan) où elle recueille de nombreuses images super 8 et sons afin d’explorer les liens particuliers qui se tissent entre les personnes et leur environnement. Elle réalise Esquisses kirghizes un premier court métrage expérimental à partir de cette matière en 2007, puis Broadway, en 2010, un moyen métrage produit par le G.R.E.C.

 

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