Temps incertain
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Temps incertain is composed of thirteen scenes of one to two minutes each. Each scene corresponds to a specific day and features audio and video recordings made on that day. These recordings include the images and sounds of weather conditions - lightning, rain, wind - and events such as a burning building, a jet aircraft and radio weather bulletins. Temps incertain evokes the unpredictability of nature within an artificial environment, as well as the uncertainty of the individual within a mediated environment.

1993
Canada
20:18
Original language
No dialogue

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Credits

Direction
Paul Landon
Online Editing
Marie-France Giraudon
Laura Lefave
Mixing
Laura Lefave
Production
Paul Landon
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Color
Color
Sound
Stereo

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"The destabilizing function of climatic elements is at the heart of Temps incertain by Paul Landon, in which thirteen brief and intense scenes dramatize the abrupt and unobtrusive changes in the weather that are affecting the immediate environment. Paul Landon, who also works in sound installation and other disciplines, brings together persistent images in which the subject literally melts into nature and artificial sounds : the murmur of a fire; resonant voices giving a weather forecast on the radio; a plane flying overhead. Things he juxtaposes with the flash of an electrical storm and the crackling of the television image heard in the electric current. How can our senses forge a path through these paradoxes and the interrupted expansion of these natural and cultural signs? How does the hyper-mediated technological environment act upon human nature and turn it topsy-turvy?"

«Regards croisés sur le paysage», Circonvolutions, (1995).

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Climate, Contemplation, Landscape, Nature