Le Chant des Sirènes
The Siren Songvideo installation - 2006
Strangely, every time I'm in Barcelona, I'm transported in the atmosphere of an American series, in New York. The architecture, the vehicles, the language or the people cannot be responsible for this enchantment. Nothing could justify my fascination, when suddenly the song of a siren invades the facades. The charm is there. Is it the siren of a police car, a fire engine or ambulances, I do not know, but it's that one we always hear in all American soaps.
Are the sirens of New York and Barcelona be related?
Le Chant des Sirènes is tuned to the manic pulse of the city. From the confrontation of Barcelona, Graz and Toulouse sirens, comes the sonorous landscape of a hypothetical cosmopolitan city, in witch the Spanish ambulances ring like an American ones...
>> See the video (QuickTime 10,1 Mo - Extract (2'30) assembled from the original movie of 17 minutes).
The editing of the film was made with the first intention of a sonorous creation. A "blind" work at first, to discover, by surprise, the images in a second time. Images and sounds of the shooting remain synchronized. So cuttings, sequences, loops, fade in, fade out or superimposing of the audio editing meet themselves actually on the image track.
My first intention in editing this film was to make a sonorous creation.
Images and sounds of the shooting remain synchronized. Therefore, the cuttings, sequences, loops, fade in, fade out or superimposing of the audio editing meet themselves to create the image track.
With an abstract, narrative or comic suspense, this film brings us to a sonorous and chimerical city.
Quadraphonic video installation - 17 minutes in loop.
realization, shooting and editing > arno fabre
sound recording > sabine petit
production and diffusion > c15d
Le Chant des Sirènes - with the support of the DRAC Midi-Pyrénées.
Editing realised in residence at the Ecole supérieure d'arts de Rueil-Malmaison - Synapse.