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Exclusive Trailer of The New Kid, a film by Arnaud Dezoteux

Exclusive Trailer of The New Kid, a film by Arnaud Dezoteux

French artist Arnaud Dezoteux was a grantee of the 2018 Etant donnés program of the FACE Foundation. Etant donnés Residencies support French visual artists seeking to pursue research or develop specific projects in collaboration with an American organization. 

During his Étant donnés residency at Mayeur Projets (NM), Arnaud Dezoteux developed a new film, The New Kid and the trailer is now available on youtube!

Dezoteux is a French artist that has exhibited in France, Italy, Cambodia, and is now presenting in the U.S. for the first time. A graduate of École Nationale Supérieure d’Art de Bourges, Science Po Paris, and École Supérieure des Beaux Arts de Paris, don't miss the chance to see the works of this talented creator. 

Conceived as a television show, The New Kid is first and foremost an investigation into the mythology that surrounds the life of Billy The Kid, the famous outlaw who lived in the American West during the 19th century. Arnaud Dézoteux uses this popular figure to question the way the world has changed: "At the beginning of The New Kid project, my idea was to capture the figure of Billy the Kid, an extremely popular figure in the American West. I wanted to imagine contemporary versions of the character, in multiple forms. […] If he were alive today, would he still be an outlaw or simply a citizen like any other? Would he reside in the United States or in a different part of the world?” 

In this local and mostly improvised show, the inhabitants of Las Vegas (NM) were invited by the artist to testify about their knowledge of the figure and on the projection of this character into the present day. “The result is a film with multiple tones and registers, where every scene underlines the division between fiction and documentary, the veracity of facts and their fantastical interpretations.”, explains the artist.  

The film is now finished and the artist is looking for distributors and presentation venues in the United States. More information on the subject will be communicated soon. Click here to discover the official trailer.