At least that's what he thought.

All this was actually a mirage...

La forêt 13'45 - 2011

The forest

13'45, 16/9, HD, 2011.
Collaboration with Sergiu T. Popescu. 

Shown during "Night watchmen", Curator Jacques Py, centre d’Art de l’Yonne.    

Text by Jacques Py, Director of "Centre d'art de l'Yonne". 

Having fun getting scared is a child play that Gabriel Desplanque and Sergiu T. Popescu renew by strolling at night in a forest. As an improvised and friendly excursion, the night video walk is an opportunity to rediscover all these irrational emotions and puerile fears that one conjured, as a child, by nervous laughter. A privileged setting of fantastic legends and traditional tales, the forest is transmuted into a natural labyrinth where parents seek to lose their children, a refuge of evil forces whose aggression is feared at every step, in a sound space where the less rustling betrays a suspicious presence. Black unties tongues ​​that whisper confidences but it also amplifies the horror of the stories that are macabre stories.


Filming and editing : Gabriel Desplanque