Temps incertain

1993, 20:00 minutes, colour, sans parole, no dialogue


Les images et les sons enregistrés au cours d'une journée composent treize scènes durant de une à deux minutes chacune. La bande oppose les sons et les images de conditions météorologiques naturelles, soit les éclairs, la pluie et le vent, aux enregistrements de sons non naturels comme l'incendie d'un immeuble, le bourdonnement d'un avion ou les bulletins météorologiques à la radio. Temps incertain évoque non seulement l'imprévisibilité de la nature dans un environnement artificiel, mais aussi l'incertitude de l'individu dans un environnement médiatisé.

Temps incertain is composed of thirteen scenes of one to two minutes each. Each scene corresponds to a specific day and features audio and video recordings made on that day. These recordings include the images and sounds of weather conditions that are both natural occurences (lighting, rain, wind), and artificially produced events ( a burning building, the sound of jet aircraft, weather bulletins on the radio). Temps incertain evokes not only the unpredictability of the natural environment but also the uncertainty of the media conditioned subject interpreting that environment.

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