La lune

La lune, 2000. Video – 9 minutes.
Soundtrack:Composed & mixed by Kasper T. Toeplitz
Electric guitar: Vanessa Briggs
Tibetan bowls & poem: Francois Aleta

Shot on a beach of Brittany (Guilvinec, France), the fiction we can perceive in this video describes the way of two women through a zone of rocks and seaweeds, from one point to another.
This path, by the nature of its ground becomes a real adventure.
We can see in only a few minutes, the known gestures of mountain-walkers, the first disoriented behavior.
The two women move along as on a moon ground, the first steps on an unknown world; dizzy and lost, forced to take the chance, pushed to mutual aid as to being rivals.

From the innocence of the walkers and their solidarity instinct appears a real social and political competition, a wild desire of getting over the obstacles and thus, without damages and before the other.
We can perceive the fear of falling and the gravity, the ability of adapting to a new environment, the social and inside satisfaction of the obstacle overcame.

From a simple walk on the beach, we see the whole human condition, its failings, fears and innocence : the new heroic acts offered to modern humans….


© Francois Aleta.
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