Gémissements (les militants)

HD video with sound, text from “Poésies I” by Isidore Ducasse/Lautréamont. 3’30”. 2018.
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This video work is a reading of Lautréamont’s text, using face-swapping, disguises and vocal distortions that recall a kidnapper’s or terrorist’s statement of intent. The title – Gémissements – is after the opening line of Poésies I: “Les gémissements poétiques de ce siècle ne sont que des sophismes”.