Sable mouvant

2008 — 13′08″ — HDV

A tribute to the poet Pierre Reverdy, the centrepiece of Sable mouvant is Rouan’s reading of Reverdy’s long and eponymously titled poem. Images of gilded bodies and dreadful skulls and jawbones are interwoven and violently juxtaposed, in accompaniment to the poet’s words. Excerpts from songs of the dead punctuate landscapes which shift and alternate, from Mediterranean light to the gloom of large cemeteries.