The world of Virginie Barré identifies itself as a cinematographic universe somewhere between fiction and reality. She elaborates this intermediary zone by sampling her subjects or, more precisely, her actors, from film noir, comics and clips that develop the imagery of crime and thrillers. With her characterful or ordinary figures, she recomposes a world, a sample of the world, as if making its photofit portrait, and attributes a new role to each player in her script. Her work reads in extracts and fragments, like an enigma that we can solve only if we follow the traces and clues brought together in her images. Her approach could be seen as a process of reanimation or recreation of the imaginary, in that it awakens inanimate figures in order to give them a new pictorial or sculptural existence. She stages and re-stages and provokes spectators with installations that are more real than reality, with the illusions of posture and effects of scale.