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L'Étoile Filante - Shooting Star

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L'étoile filante - Shooting Star is an alternative history of the 20th century told through striking images, starting with the birth of the bicycle – a symbol of speed and freedom – and ending with all forms of competition under suspicion.

L'étoile filante questions the reality of all forms of competition (sporting, ideological, financial, economic), in contrast to the speed and freedom symbolised by the bicycle.
Men do battle on a velodrome track, as the watching women gawp, cry and cheer them on. The races are followed by balls, sometimes joyous and sometimes tragic, but always powered by the quasi-animalistic desire to find love and to rebuild. Even after the worst atrocities, the dancing starts up again.
Cycling and dancing, battle and desire, are the alternating forces which propel the 20th century onwards, through times of war and peace – right up to the surprising finale...


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  • Place of capture : Centre Culturel La Visitation
  • Collection : Mimos 2002

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