BODY AUTO CONTRÔLE
“As a child and later a teenager, I practiced ice skating 5 hours a day. In 1987 I had to put an end
to all that quite suddenly. I am exploring the memory of my body 25 years on by trying to execute, without training, various figures on the ice. These figures are geometric drawings and choreography at one and the same time. Displayed as algorithms, they become a series of precise mathematical instructions.
The figures have been filmed with 7 action-cams and the resulting video captures this attempt by memory to take control of the body… On the one hand, the omniscient point of view of the camera-control plunges us into the violence of the body struggling with the ice to tear itself free of gravity. On the other hand, the observing camera offers the necessary distance to still hope for a grace and lightness equal to the utopian algorithms.”