At the end of August in Finland, I finished the mapping installation piece, which I'm calling To The Moon and Back. I came back to France, in Les Dominicains for another month of residency, and here I re-installed this piece for the first official exhibit.
Viewers of all ages went through. I enjoyed observing their reactions. Many of them stood in front of it for quite a while, seemingly fascinated and absorbed in it. There were some that asked me tough questions, and I struggled to answer them best I could with my broken French.
This second iteration installed in France was slightly different from the first one made in Finland. The video elements were mostly the same, but there were a few objects added and taken out. I was aware from the beginning that each time it's re-installed, it would be a bit different. I had to find all the objects from scratch, and the setting of the wall and floor was different too. The main new thing that I added was the phone and the box onto which the paint drips fall and overflow.
The video for this iteration from France isn't finished yet, but you can view the original here.
I was more excited about the performance than my own work's display. A "live cinema" artist named Yro performed his show Triangle Irascible. He uses printed b&w photos to move and manipulate them under a video camera, which then live streams on the screen we are watching. He had programmed a software himself to get the precise effects that he wanted. He also plays music (some of it pre-recorded) at the same time, single-handedly creating this whole cinematic experience. It wasn't as narrative-driven as I expected, but it was still a unique, beautiful experience getting immersed into this world of unsettling memories.