Justine Triet (b. 1978, lives and works in Paris) is a visual artist whose video works consider crowds and articulations of power, instability, and representation in light of larger public, often political, events. Rather than being documentaries, her videos question notions of the real. Triet’s work has been included in exhibitions such as at Centre Pompidou (Paris) and L’appartement 22 (Rabat) as well as in the Biennale de Lyon.
Justine Triet’s video "Cloudy Head" was created during an artist residency in Brazil. In it, two primary characters are seen in the midst of passing crowds in São Paolo’s Patriarch Plaza. One man chants, seemingly in a trance, while another calmly watches him. Underscored by the use of Ravel’s Boléro to accompany a natural environment, Triet’s ordinary events, seen from above, become theatrical, questioning the nature of documentary film.