Chiquenaude dans l’abîme

2005 — 14′54″ — DigiBeta

The soundtrack consists of a poem by Paul Celan (Kleine Nacht in German, Petite nuit in French), read in German and French translation, along with a dialogue between François Rouan and Anna-Katharina Scheidegger, on the work in progress. The images—traditional analogue photographs modified using a caption stand—are based on bodies, and impressions: they explore the interwoven themes of bones, ashes and skulls. Thanatos, in confrontation with Eros, as always…

Extract from Chiquenaude dans l’abîme: