Mas le Trimaran Zuydcoote Residency

18 March / 6 April 2019

With the support of DRAC and ARS Hauts-de-France.

Restitution time, emotional time


10:45 am: the blackout curtain is installed to allow a better observation of the video projections, and to offer a more "theatrical" aspect.

Change of costume, barefoot on the heated floor, this simple difference already brings a different look.

The residents arrive, the lobby fills up. The waiting begins, the work of time begins.

Patience / impatience.

It was really difficult to keep the mystery alive, especially among the residents, a small circle had formed around me during this residence. They wanted to help me so much, or be curious about everything, with very variable attention times, there were many round trips, beautiful fleeting and moving moments. I admit I'm nervous, I couldn't rehearse in space, the jump into the unpredictable is about to start.

How will they react to my proposal?

Try the interaction, question them about the goals of my presence.

M* reacts to a quickly : "to connect us".

I also meet some worried looks this moment signs my departure, nobody likes to say goodbye.

I write these words a few hours after this "performance" and already this moment is a little blurry.

I know that I didn't do everything I had prepared, that things got away from me, and maybe that's a good thing, the idea being certainly not to be in the performance. A small experimental and sensory laboratory. Not having explained everything, let curiosity and imagination do the rest.

A* couldn't be there this morning, but I was able to give him a private tour a little later, as a privileged moment (A* doesn't like the band too much, I found it "by chance" in front of my studio smoking a cigarette)

I am writing this text in the hall where the installation still resides for the afternoon. C* who does not hold in place once again turns the hourglass around and seems hypnotized for a moment. But not so easy to write with all these requests, I will resume later.

Here are some excerpts from the temporal experiences:

Extract time-lapse following my call for participation from professionals to bring objects measuring time.

Erosion, an attempt to accelerate the erosion of a concrete slab, with the help of the sky

Capillarity: Metaphor of impregnation during this residency.


Living in the present time, not forgetting your past, building your future

Fabrice Leroux