The matter of solitude circumscribed in these non-places was the main motivation for this project. It is an attempt to capture instants where one is in transition, confronted with himself among unknowns, where solitude is experienced as an overburdening or emptying of individuality. The Photo essay “ Passages “ tries to translate the experience of solitude into images, exposing the vulnerability of the individual in these non-places, where one becomes no more than what he does or experiences in the role of passenger or customer. “Perhaps is he still weighed down by the previous days worries, the next day`s concerns; but he is distanced from them temporarily by the environment of the moment.”3
The Film “The many different colors you could have in stone“ is a imagery research on the animation of these places by the motion of moving bodies. The passengers voices reading aloud excerpts of books and newspapers they were occupied with are overlapped with environment sounds. This is an attempt to bring this two complementary but distinct realities together: 'loss of the subject among the crowd – or, inversely, absolute power, claimed by the individual consciousness'.4 –------ 1. (p.77/78), 2. (p.94), 3. (p.103) Augé, Marc, Non-Places: Introduction to an Anthropology of Supermodernity, Verso, 1995. 4. Starobinsky, Jean, 'Les cheminées et les clochers', Magazine littéraire 280, September 1990.
The many different colors you could have in stone / super8 film / 05’29”