Elegies, 2014

Video HDCAM – color – 6 mn

Courtesy of the artist, Eva Hober gallery (FR) and Reinhard Hauff gallery (DE)


Hundreds of small luminous screens float above a human sea: a concert audience takes pictures with their cell phones of a scene outside the frame.

Like the subtitles of an absent song, or the inner voice of an invisible narrator, verses from R.M. Rilke’s “Duino Elegies” punctuate this enormous collective wave of energy redolent of a digital ceremony.