GoneWithTheWind

Video installation, "en Exil" at castel of Monbazillac 2014

Duration : 19mn 23s
Format : HD
Year of production : 2014

For a long time I thought I had an ocean beyond the fog. And then it got up at the end of March, the Sun I mean. There were mountains opposite, it was a bay, china sea end. A dance of wind, nagging movement of the waves, fog and sky. 50 days of photography through my windows. 7500 images that make a movie.

Photographic & video installation initiated in Hong Kong in 2009. We must have waited for days with strong winds and letting go our perspectives to them. The focus had implanted itself in the countryside, he let go the wind blowing onto him and around until being just a reference in the space. The wind started to make moving leaves, hairs and clouds like a comings and goings of grey and thick shapes. We must have realised taking care of elements was still a gruelling and moving experience and the stillness of the subject face to the wind still representated mouvement. This is a wind dance. The camera is fixed and it is programed to take a picture every x second, so shooting can take quite a long time. Then, pictures are edited in an accelerated way to insist on the keep moving idea of the context and on the diversity of every picture both.

/ Agence Culturelle
/ Text by Céline Chereau
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  • J'ai vécu sur cette petite île au sud de Hong Kong pendant 3 ans, seul la plupart du temps, isolé entre jungle et mer de chine dans une petite cabane blanche inondé de typhons, de brume, de cette lumière diffuse, de ce climat subtropicale étouffant, moite et collant. En face, à 20 minutes de Bateau, il y a Hong Kong centre de la finance asiatique et entre les deux, ce bras de mer " the chanel", où les portes- containers transportent inlassablement toute la production humaine vers les 4 coins du monde.
    En bref, j'ai passé le plus clair de mon temps à photographié ce que je voyais autour de moi. Des milliers de photographies montées ensuite en vidéo de manière chaotique, témoignage de la dualité et du contraste violent entre une nature sauvage et hostile, une ruralité fragile et l'urbanisme, la consommation, l'activité humaine frénétique anonyme et quelque peu déshumanisé. Les cotés pile et face d'un monde en quelque sorte.

    benoit, Issac, le 10 juin 2014.
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