SEA-ME-WE – Palais des Beaux-Arts
Filmic installation – steel, cotton, sandow – diptych HD – 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, cultural exchanges between SEA- ME-WE 4 interconnected countries. As a diptych, action takes place in two different geographical contexts : Marseille and Palerme ; as the two first connected points of the cable. Shot in the seaport of Marseille, the left screen is a theatre-fiction replaying inauguration of SEA-ME-WE 3 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 established between the two, playing with ubiquity and telepathy concepts.
2016 Les voyageurs, cur. Hou Hanru, group show, Palais des Beaux-arts, Paris, France.