Comment tenir le vide: 3 tentatives (How to hold the emptiness: 3 attempts)

Rachel Echenberg

2023, 07:53 minutes, colour, No dialogue


This video is broken down into 3 chapters: Le Slow (slow dance), Le vent (the wind) and La barrière (the barrier).

The central theme of loss in this performative work is portrayed through the attempt to hold onto breakable or intangible things. In the vast surrounding landscape, the actions are juxtaposed to the strong presence of natural elements, like wind and fog. Although the performances implicate some endurance,
they mostly speak to poetic connections of care, dependency, and transformation.

This video was performed and produced in collaboration with Sébastien Worsnip, during the residency
Seuls et Ensembles, créer du lien, June 6- 26, 2021, curated by Martin Dufrasne, AdMare, Îles de la Madelaine, Quebec.

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