Jean-Gabriel Périot was born in 1974. Back in 1998, within the short movies and creation department of French TV channel Canal Plus, then as a documentary editor for French TV channels Arte and France 3, he gained experience in documentary editing. He worked in parallel with many choreographers and on the videography of some exhibitions at the Musée du Quai Branly in Paris, before engaging in 2000 in his own first projects. He often builds his films from pre-existing archives ; photos, films, Internet files… He works out and reflects on the polymorphous status of violence within our societies.
Everything goes on through the power of images, no speech, no comments : just a cinema-reflection.
Through his films, Jean-Gabriel Périot focuses on image manipulation: fond of syncopated edition, he abandons aestheticism in favour of the – necessarily political – speech , he retrieves from the image in order to contest the space. He loves to create confusion juggling with the cinema genres (documentary experimental fiction animation), he often pops up where he is not expected. His films have been selected and rewarded in festivals worldwide.