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A walk within a place which possesses its own rhythm, in the heart of the city: the garden. A dream amongst the trees, children, birds and strollers. Like mental images of the dreamer, fishermen watch over these scenes. A line links them to the mysterious world where fish evolve. This video was filmed in October 1984, at the Saint-Mandé Park, and contains images taken at the Trocadero Aquarium.

1985
France
22:00
Original language
No dialogue

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Credits

Direction
Michèle Waquant
Music
François Myrand
Assistant Director
Olivier Asselin
Conrad Chamberlain
Bernard Crespin
Jacqueline Larrieu
André Parente
André Waquant
Production
Cairn

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Image format
4:3

Documentation

Further information

Commentary by Nicole Gingras, Curator

L’étang is a contemplative piece shot in Parc Saint-Mandé and the Trocadéro Aquarium in Paris. It is all about observation, slowness, the undulating movements of fish, passing time. All of it is accompanied by an impressionistic, mesmerizing soundtrack apt to draw the viewer into a state of fascinated languor.

Keywords
Nature, Landscape, Observation, Contemplation, Fascination, Water