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SEA-ME-WE

Diptych HD Film – color – stereo sound – 19 min – 2015

Undercover of a fiction, SEA-ME-WE is an essay on communications techniques influences on language and diplomacy. Film transcribes, as a symbolic translation, the cultural exchanges between the countries interconnected by cable SEA-ME-WE4. As a diptych narrative, action takes place in two different geographical contexts : Marseille and Palerme – the two first connected cities of the cable. Shot in the seaport of Marseille, the left screen is a theatre-fiction reenacting the inauguration of SEA-ME-WE3 cable ; the right screen is set on a motor boat and play – in an Italo Calvino manner, the picturesque quest of two characters trying to spot and then spy on a submarine internet cable. Narrative links are visually established between the two, playing with ubiquity and telepathy concepts.

Venues

2018 Séries Mania - Séries d’artistes, Tripostal, group show, cur. Saison Vidéo & Fresnoy, Lille, France.

2017 Hotel Europa, group show, Art Vilnius, cur. Théo-Mario Coppola for Galerie Nivet-Carzon, Vilnius, Lithuania.

2017 Hors Pistes - Traversées, group show, cur. Geraldine Gomez, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. 

2017 ARCO Off: Supersimetrica, solo, Triangle France booth, Madrid, Spain.

2016 Les Réalisateurs, group show, cur. Fabrice Hybert, Galerie Paradise, Nantes, France.

2016 Wicked Problem : Dan Walwin, Lauren Hall, Virgile Fraisse, group show, cur. Céline Kopp, 

Triangle France, Friche la Belle de Mai, Marseille, France.

2016 Les voyageurs, cur. Hou Hanru, group show, Palais des Beaux-arts, Paris, France. 

Credits

with Jean-Baptiste Anoumon, Krisztina Karvovszki, Roukiata Ouedraogo, Cordis Paldano, Makita Samba

sound recording: Nicolas Bourdon

CGI: Virgile Fraisse

written, produced, directed and edited by VIrgile Fraisse

 

© Virgile Fraisse 2014