Drive-in is a site-specific personal exhibition by Alexandra Midal in the nave of the CAPC museum.
Together, we co-design an installation that invite the visitors to renact the collective experience of outdoor film screenings within the specific and magnificent architecture of the old spice depot of Bordeaux.
Based on the ‘figures of the extreme’ explored by Midal’s work, we revisit the Drive-in Movie Theater, where families would attend the latest box office hits sitting in their car and nibbling popcorn during intermissions.
Drive-in is a specific installation that include a twofold projection regularly activated by performative guest artists as part of special late-night events.
Midal has produced three visual films essays exploring the radical social changes prompted by the Industrial Revolution that echo our contemporary situation. The experimental films display how ghost objects in ghost towns set up a revolution with Possessed, how images may convey mental manipulation and mind control with Mind Player, and Home Sweet Ho(l)me(s) coins the parallel development of serial murder and industrialisation through the life and work of Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, United States’ first serial killer.