The Island Part 1

Kurt d'Haeseleer & Franck Vigroux, 2019

Production Cie D’Autres Cordes
Co-production Werktank
With the support of Espace des Anges (Mende, FR) Stuk (Leuven, BE) Gray Area (San Francisco), Flemish Authorities Thanks to Folie Numérique (Paris)

2019 - Festival Bruits Blancs, Alfortville (France)
2019 - Festival Bruits Blancs, Montpellier (France)
2019 - Festival Bruits Blancs, Bagnols-Les-Bains (France)

‘The Island’ is a sensorial, associative and electrifying experience, inspired by a number of stories of islands and valleys destined to be submerged by the construction of a hydroelectric dam, causing deep human and geographic upheaval. The immersions of Naussac in Lozère (a village engulfed in 1980), the novel “farewell, little island” by Valentin Raspoutine, or the 3 Gorges dam in China ( which is so big it influenced the speed of rotation of Planet Earth) spring to mind. ‘The Island’ questions the replacement of one world by another and our blind belief in progress. A phantasmagorical universe unfolds through incisive electronic music and reality-bending video images, resulting in a “mental journey” through a topography of mutating places.