In April Tate Modern opened the first ever United Kingdom retrospective on 20th century artist Sonia Delaunay. Renown for work and ideas about color theory, Delaunay has long captured imaginations as is the case in a newly commissioned short film by director Bertrand Le Pluard starring Caorline de Maigret. The inspired video opens with Caroline dozily paging through the exhibition catalogue before eventually drifting into a dream state in which she is the artist herself. “I love dissonance,” declares Caroline as she looks toward the camera through yellow-tinted eyeglasses. Caroline goes on to soak up all manner of colors and their associated properties. Dizzying, beautiful, absurd — this film showcases Caroline’s dramatic range and in turn underscores Sonia Delaunay’s lasting influence.

The EY Exhibition: Sonia Delaunay runs until 9 August 2015 at Tate Modern in London. For more information, please visit

Credits include: Client, Tate Modern; Title, “Caroline de Maigret: Being Sonia Delaunay”; Direction, Bertrand Le Pluard; Sound recording, Christophe de Heaulme; Sound design & music, Montbrun.