Dialogue de l’arbre (Carte postale à Pierre Creton)
From her window, Sophie Roger looks at the landscape of her film Les Jardiniers du petit Paris. She is addressing Pierre Creton and questioning their common territory. Between her cat and the tree in the distance, she humorously depicts a friendship at work.
For many years, Sophie Roger has been creating a free and distinctive body of work, far from the Parisian limelight and commerce. Be it drawings or films, her work is rooted in the territory most familiar to her, a corner of the Pays-de-Caux just north of her birthplace. She lives and works here in the countryside, not far from the cliff. From this personal territory, her work constantly questions the elsewhere, the relationship with the other, whoever they may be: friends, neighbours, distant peoples, inhabitants of the past, the sick of today. (Cyril Neyrat)