After studying art history at the University of Poitiers and then cinema at the University of Paris III Censier, Dominique Furgé became an assistant director before passing on to direction himself. In 1991 he became assistant to Patrice Chereau, with whom he collaborated for a period of seven years on projects in the domain of theatre and opera and as well cinema.
In the same way of his artistic contributions with other directors (Coline Serreau, Sylvie Verheyde, Xavier de Choudens, Emmanuelle Bercot, …), his own film director work is increasingly experimental and has benn quickly assimilated by the contemporary art scene. After having produced several narrative short films, his videos experiment with new processes, exploring genders such as the portrait (Portraits chantés, 2005 ; Je m’appelle Hervé, 2004/2008), or the landscape (365, 2002 ; Ulysse, 2010 with Philippe Torreton). He is also interested in the relationship between music and image (BWV 973 in collaboration with renowned pianist Alexandre Tharaud in 2008/2009).
In 2004, when he first associates with the structure Objet de Production, he begin experimenting with “cinematic abstraction,” where he explores the capacity of abstract images to create a fiction in the sense pictured by the philosopher Jacques Rancière which means “to construct a new rapport between appearance and reality, the visible and its meaning, the singular and the common.” Spirit (2005) will be the first opus of a trilogy, which will be followed by “Lumière noire. Cristal liquide (Black Light. Crystal liquid)” (in progress), and “RVB, douceur mêlée d’amertume (RGB, sweetness mixed with the bitterness)” (to come). This interest has led him to direct multiple series of films as well, such as Monsters (2008) or There is much more to explore (2009/2010), taking the form of installations.
Dominique Furgé’s films are shown in both film and video festivals, (Loop, Barcelona/ Abstracta, Rome / Cinesong, Centre Pompidou, Paris / Videochroniques, Marseille, Kick the Trash, Madrid / DiVA, Paris / Filmakers, Chicago / Nouveaux Cinemas, Paris/ etc), on television, in exhibitions (Musée des Beaux-arts de Nîmes / Frac Languedoc-Roussillon, 2008, galerie of marseille in 2009) and in the form of installations or interventions in public space (Nantes Creations, 2006).
His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Galerie Jérôme Poggi in Paris in 2010 and Galerieofmarseille in Marseille in 2009.