Project Description

Suzanne Barnard (USA)

A sonic and sub-visual topography of a nocturnal sacred “landscape” of the Magaio villages. The work has the form of a 10-minute experimental movie where the voices and the sounds guide the video shooting. The artist’s interest is focused on working with the oral / aural and visual elements as well as the synesthetic manifestations of voice. Each “place” on the topography is animated by people who give voice to the mysterious, sacred, spiritual, ancestral and/or the experiences that they had during or after sunset at a given place of their village, whether alone or with others: mysterious experiences of nature or with animals, an extraordinary dream about a place, a conversation with their ancestors at a significant place, or a vision, revelation, a sacred encounter (a sign of the divine, a message from an angel, a gift from the spirit world, etc.).

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