A film to listen to, punctuated by a few "minutes Lumière". Accompanied by Maurice Godelier, the director Clio Simon questions the crisis of bound with reception of immigration services in France. This film has also a considerable burlesque sound dimension with the help of Ircam-Centre Pompidou.
An overflowing boat, the jungle in Calais, a waiting line. Men, members of the Cour National du Droit d'Asile (CNDA) directed by a "rogue wave" machine must decide on the fate of other men: welcome or turn back.
Film producer Clio Simon, influenced by the anthropological works by Maurice Godelier focuses on stories of migration. Waves of migration or waves of outraged people, which wave is it? Since the beginning of the 2000s, scientists have qualified phenomenal waves as "rogue"; surging forth from nowhere, unpredictable, and responsible for numerous drownings. The sound facet of this film is substantial with the contribution from the composer Javier Elipe Gimeno. The two artists met as students—one at the Fresnoy and the other at IRCAM—and have already created Le diable écoute together.
Clio Simon producer
Javier Elipe Gimeno original music
Fanny Vicens accordion
Charlotte Testu bass
Benny Sluchin trombone
Sébastien Naves IRCAM computer music design
Hors Pistes is an annual Centre Pompidou multidisciplinary event that explores a current issue in contemporary art. The 13th edition, in January 2018, will explore the idea of nation and its fictive dimension.