Hantu at St.Petersburg

 

On the 1st June 2017 Hantu gave a phono plastic performance at the Arts Academy of St. Petersburg of which this video gives an impression.

Jean Delsaux and Pascale Weber stand in front of each other in the dark equipped by a small frontal lamp and a micro torch, the first to follow and give phonetic indications to her partner, the second to light her lips while she pronounces and articulate different sounds into the dark. Behind them is projected a video film of 12m55 on which clouds of smoke appear that correspond with the slow motion of the form that leaves our mouth when we talk.

The scene of this performance might resemble a visit to the ophthalmologist when a patient has to read letters and syllables, while the audience slowly learns to read the breath that comes from Pascale Weber’s mouth when she pronounces the phrase “donner form” (give form).

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