Red Shoes. Experimental short, 2015. 4m 17s.

Using dynamic camera movement, Red Shoes showcases a solo performance. Starring Kendall Mugler.


Frédéric Nauczyciel is a French artist who works between Paris and the US. He uses the media of photography, video, and performance and is inspired by dance, cinema and American photography. In his work he has explored the complexity of social life, be it rural or urban. He employs a nuanced type of portraiture that implies a collaborative process with his protagonists in the context of the fabric of their surroundings. His video installations are conceived to share experience and thus can claim performance as images vivantes. Nauczyciel’s work reflects dynamic tensions of sexuality, power, and hybridization, in particular through performative languages such as voguing or marching band. He has exhibited internationally, including Centre Pompidou Paris, MAC/VAL Musée d’Art Contemporain du Val-de- Marne, Rencontres Internationales de Photographie of Arles, Musée de la Chasse in Paris, Palau de la Virreina in Barcelona, Julie Meneret Contemporary in New York or Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne. He was invited to design a specific residency program for two years, to pursue his research in Seine-Saint- Denis, in the outskirts of Paris.