What are your current projects?
What are the benefits of a residency at the Cité internationale des arts, on the Montmartre site?
"My work finds its place in exchange, collaboration and friendship. Being a resident at the Cité internationale des arts, and in particular in Montmartre, whose configuration allows a community life with the garden as a meeting place, has allowed me to meet and collaborate with other artists with different practices. This is the case with Alice Guittard, with whom I worked on the film she was directing for an exhibition in Venice, or with Edgar Sarin.
Collaboration is at the heart of my projects, I like to think that I have built a working family here, where mutual support is constant."
Born in Los Angeles in 1986, Jacob McCarthy Wiener graduated from Hampshire College in Massachusetts in 2008, before working as a projectionist, archivist, and production assistant between Paris, New York, and Tangier.
With his family, friends, and fellow travellers, he filmed and collected many Super 8 and 16mm films on both sides of the Atlantic, constituting a true archive of his travels and emotional relationships. His interests focus on the qualities and physical properties of film, both as a vector of personal and romantic communication, and as the repository of a visual memory to be preserved in the age of digital oblivion.
He graduated from Fresnoy - Studio National des arts contemporains in 2017.