Hôtel de Ville, 2005

"Hotel de Ville" - Video art prize octobre rouge 2006, Luxemburg
"Hotel de Ville" is part of a cycle of works exploring urbanity or the city as a space where specific gestures, communication models and strategies are used. Being rather a sound work than a video it focuses on the rhythm of urban sounds. It shows a person whose appearance and disappearance is clocked with traffic sounds and conversation fragments.

actress: Patricia Diart
setting: Paris - Metro station "Hôtel de Ville"
sound: recorded and modified traffic sounds and conversation fragments from inside the Paris Metro ("Qu’est ce que sépare la France de l’Angleterre? La Manche, la manche...?" What separates France from England...)