stills from video
Le feu tue les yeux de la nuit [Fire kills the eyes of the night], 2020
“A man who cannot bring himself to sacrifice his daughter to the gods decides to build them a sanctuary so they would stop wandering the plains and rest there as in ancient times.”
Le feu tue les yeux de la nuit [Fire kills the eyes of the night] is a video installation based on the scenario of a never produced feature film.
In the original script, I was intrigued by the relationships between all three human protagonists and the landscape, and struck by the fantasy and exoticism related to it. A father, his daughter and a stranger are trying to deal with repressed feelings they have for each other and at the same time, trying to please the gods to save their land. I took a documentary approach and chose to adapt the story from the Island point of view, who thus becomes witness and narrator of the human spectacle.