Isabelle Hayeur

2013, 10:45 minutes, colour


This video probes our relation to water, underscoring both its vital importance and the troubling recurrence of environmental disasters. It generates an explosive spark of cognitive dissonance between two parallel worlds : a small river with rapids and oil refineries. There is flow in both, but in different senses, with opposite consequences.

Cette vidéo explore notre rapport à l'eau, tout en soulignant son importance vitale et en évoquant les cas toujours plus fréquents de désastres écologiques. Elle crée un contact qui déton(n)e entre deux mondes parallèles: une petite rivière torrentueuse et des raffineries de pétrole. Des fluides s’écoulent, mais pas dans le même sens, ni avec les mêmes conséquences.

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