MARCHER PUIS DISPARAÎTRE – 2013 – film (45min) / installation.
FILM – (English title : To walk then disappear) The film Marcher puis disparaître unfolds the trajectory of a man who, coming from the distance, goes through the daily life of a small Turkish city whose customs and places he observes at dawn : a café, the old mosque, streets coming alive, a bakery, games on some café tables. The man reaches the boundaries of the city that draws the ballet of trucks, and then hits the road back, heading for no man’s lands : he crosses and abandoned village and, at the sunset, breaks through the ecumene and discovers a vast salt lake where he abandons himself to climate. Through his path, the walker links together the city and the lake et then starts a dialog between opposite symbols : the collective and the individual, the concrete and the abstract, the real and the theoretical, the documentary and the fictional.
INSTALLATION – In the installation Marcher puis disparaître the film is shown linearly, accompanied by traces and elements of its making. In the installation are gathered three sculptures (walking sticks manipulated by the main character in the film), several photographs showing the context of the shooting and particularly the city of Sereflikochisar and three 3D prints left on an aerial view of the salt lake Tuz Gölü. This display is constantly mutating.
CREDITS – MARCHER PUIS DISPARAÎTRE (43 minutes, stereo, 16:9, colour) A film by Romain Kronenberg – sculptures by Benjamin Graindorge – music and sound editing by Romain Kronenberg – produced by Too Many Cowboys (Clément Postec), With the support of the Centre National des arts plastiques (Image/Mouvement), Fondation nationale des arts graphiques et plastiques, and Centre national de la cinématographie et de l’image animée (Nouveaux médias). Public collection : FNAC (Fonds national d’art contemporain)
at Verksmiðjan, center for contemporary art, Hjalteyri, Oh so quiet exhibition (Iceland)
at Onomichi museum, 2015, Rendez-vous exhibition (Japan)
at Nuit Blanche of Kyoto, 2015, Villa Kujoyama
at Villa Bernasconi – Geneva (2015)
at Mardin Biennial – Turkey (2015)
at Gaîté Lyrique – Paris (2015)
in Sereflikochisar – Turkey (2014)