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A female traveller asked people she encountered in Quebec, Mexico and Syria to give her a gesture. From this collection, she gleaned gestures that are striking in their eloquence. Gesticulations and postures make up her artistic reflection on the role of gesture as an unconscious vector for the very essence of a being. Whether moving or funny, this gleaner of gestures succeeds in communicating all the meaning and depth of body language.
The gleaner changed into an amateur ethnologist in order to compose this geography of memory. In the course of her travels she gathered and noted her impressions, the intimate and trivial centuries-old gestures that met her eye, a collection of gestures that seemed to sketch the outlines of memory.
The actress illustrates her journey with images borrowed from Montreal and Mexico, often filming people without their knowledge. Subtle lighting completes the scenography, suggesting the temperature, atmosphere and impressions of places, alongside images, text and expressions of the body.
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Design: Francine Alepin
Directed by: Francine Alepin
Technical direction/Sound/Lighting: Thomas Godefroid
Technician: Régis Guyonnet
Actors: Francine Alepin
Production: Compagnie Omnibus
With the assistance of the Conseil Régional d'Aquitaine for certain festivals.
- Place of capture : Centre culturel de la Visitation
- Collection : Mimos 2006