Rachel Echenberg

2022, 03:46 minutes, no dialogue


A couple stands in stillness, facing each other from two singular islands. Their bodies interrupting the endless blue surroundings. The movement of the tide and the light slowly transforms the landscape, altering both the terrain and their connection to each other. Time and shape become the continually changing measurements of the relationship between the two still figures.

The video attempts to encapsulates the original 2-hour action by Rachel Echenberg and Sébastien Worsnip, filmed just off the western tip of Anticosti Island in the St. Lawrence River. Special thanks to Emilie Buysse and to Résidence Nomade.

Un couple se tient dans l'immobilité, se faisant face sur des îlots. Leurs corps interrompent le vaste tableau bleu qui les entoure. Le mouvement de la marée et de la lumière transforme lentement le paysage, altérant à la fois le terrain et les liens entre eux. Le temps et la forme deviennent les mesures changeantes de la relation entre les deux figures fixes.

Cette vidéo tente de capter l'action originale de deux heures, de Rachel Echenberg et Sébastien Worsnip, filmée au point ouest de l'île d'Anticosti, dans le fleuve Saint-Laurent. Remerciements à Emilie Buysse pour le témoignage, et à Résidence Nomade.

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