Mémoires d'un suicidé
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We follow the crazy journey of a rebellious individual in the face of a world that takes him nowhere. He searches for a path, an explanation of the world, a way to communicate with others, but instead finds himself alone, his freedom out of reach. His suicide and the renouncing of his will symbolizes his integration into the world. The text, used in tandem with images of the young man roaming the city searching for himself and trying to understand what his relationship with the world involves, is combined with an original soundtrack by Jean-Romain Clark.

1972
Canada
26:55
Original language
French

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Credits

Direction
Jean-Romain Clark
Assistant Director
Jean-Claude Legal
Music
Jean Romain Clark
Editing
Bernard Foucher
Francine Ethier
Production
Vidéographe

Technical information

Color
Black and white
Image format
4:3
Sound
Mono

Documentation

Further information

Commentary by Nicole Gingras, Curator

This video can be seen as a long soliloquy by a troubled man trying to understand the world around him. His wanderings through a city, culminating with his suicide, give rise to a series of tableaux in which he presents himself to the camera. A critical work about existence that reveals a particular conscience of language and performance. Both a statement and a creative act.

Keywords
Essay, Critic, Autobiography, Irony, Philosophy