La rougeole
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Created for video, this performance/installation takes an ironic and aesthetic approach to nationalism while depriving the phenomenon of its usual context. A nameless body, in physical relation to an installation placed in a sand pit, evokes the ridiculous and the tragic, nationalism’s all too frequent trademarks. The solitariness/loneliness of the character is juxtaposed to a social dimension evoked in the soudtrack. Images suggest puns: "drapeau" (flag), for instance, becomes "drap" (sheet) and "peau" (skin), which underline the reciprocal sublimations between the private and the social body.

Original language
No dialogue

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Credits

Direction
Marc Boucher
Screenplay
Marc Boucher
Participants
Marc Boucher
Production
Marc Boucher

Technical information

Color
Color
Image format
4:3
Sound
Mono
Shooting format
Betacam
Keywords
Nationalism, Body, Solitude, Essay