JE ME SOUVIENS

2021

Video Installation

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Is a video installation about five Colombian political refugees living in Sherbrooke, Quebec. Inspired by the theory of recognition developed by the philosopher Axel Honneth, each participant used a video camera to explore three "spheres of interaction" - love, rights, and solidarity - These video recordings are connected to audio-visual portrayals of Sherbrooke and Colombian cities, through dreamy visions and echoes of a past-present mixed reality. Voice-overs of the characters, together with different soundscapes form the voice of the film. A video-editing algorithm mixes images and sounds in real time, presenting a new version of the piece at each projection. This technique of eternal editing builds up a film without a fixed duration, speaking of exile as a continuous déjá vu where memories, presents and futures are mixed.