Cheval de Vent (Windhorse)

Karin Hazé

2006, 03:30 minutes, colour, no dialogue


Windhorse is a personal and visual interpretation of a Tibetan meditation practice with the same name. Water brushstrokes saturate a special type of paper, and then evaporate. The actions of the brushstrokes are animated, reversed, and create a unique and mysterious atmosphere of contemplation and clarity. The images appear and disappear like thoughts, and the soundtrack, composed by Debbie Danbrook (, symbolizes a transmission from one person to another.

Windhorse was commissioned during Errance, an animation workshop for Franco-Ontarian filmmakers and produced by Les Nomades ( in partnership with the National Film Board of Canada and in collaboration with the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) and Bureau des regroupements des artistes visuels du sud de l'Ontario (BRAVO-SUD).

Cheval de Vent est une interprétation personnelle et visuelle d’une pratique de méditation tibétainne qui porte le même nom. Les traits de peinture à l’eau sont imbibés par un papier spécial et s’évaporent. Les actions du pinceau sont animées, renversées et crées un univers unique et mysterieux de contemplation et de limpidité. Les images apparaissent et disparaissent comme nos pensées et la musique composé par Debbie Danbrook ( sert de transmission d’une personne à une autre.

Cheval de Vent a été commissioné pendant Errance, un atelier de formation en film d’animation pour réalisateur franco-ontarien produit par Les Nomades ( en partenariat avec l’Office national du film du Canada et en collaboration avec le Toronto Animated Image Society(TAIS) et le Bureau des regroupements des artistes visuels du sud de l'Ontario (BRAVO-SUD).

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