Exhibition view, Geodesy, B-312 Gallery, Montreal, 2013
HOLE IN GAP
La traversée des temps zébrés
HACHIOJI: HOLE IN GAP Crossing zebra times
Caroline Bernard (Lili range le chat) – Michiko Tsuda
Miwako Takano (perfomance)
Video, 720 x 576 (4/3), 12’35”
Sound mastering by Dominique Fabre
Graphic design of the score by Damien Guichard
The project alternately confronts two models of time description. A first shooting takes place from France using a security webcam of the urban space in the Hachioji neighborhood in Tokyo. A second shooting simultaneously takes place on the spot using a DV camera.
The images shot from France are slow; as Japan is a long distance away, images are only available little by little. Time seems slowed down due to the distance. However, the camera on the spot offers “regular shooting”, as if it could “see better” and the moves of the dancer are more precise. As a result, a set of steps recorded by the DV camera turn into a jump of the performer once captured by the webcam. The choreographic performance allows to describe time with movement.