The Tempest

2015 – 2018

Videoscenic Installation

The Tempest is the expansion of the project We Split! We Split! We Split!…

For this expanded version, over the course of two years and a half, three new episodes were added to the initial project. Each of the four videos consists of the simultaneity of three point-of-view shots, operated with an action camera, of the successive acts of reading, rehearsing and performing four different key-scenes of Shakespeare’s play: the shipwreck scene (sc.1 act.1), the encounter with Caliban (sc.1 act.2), the love scene between Miranda and Ferdinand (sc.1 act.3) and Prospero’s renunciation of magic (sc.1 act 5). The three different footage of each video was realised on different days in the same location, over the course of one week to three months. The four videos were shot in four different locations: on the island of Suomenlinna/Helsinki (Finland) during the winter 2015-16, in the tropical greenhouses of Montreal (Canada) during the winter 2016-17, in the Site of Reversible Destiny in Yoro (Japan) in October 2017 and in a cave under a sea rock in Biarritz (Basque Country-France) during the winter 2018.

Episode 1: We Split! We Split! We Split!.. Reading, Rehearsing and Performing The Scene One of The Act One of Shakespeare’s The Tempest Within Three Winter Baltic Storms 

Episode 2: Bogs, Fens, Flats…; Reading, Rehearsing and Performing the Scene Two of the Act Two of The Tempest Within Three Illusive Aboriginal Forests

Episode 3: Ye elves of hills…; Reading, Rehearsing and Performing the Scene One of the Act Five of The Tempest With/in The Site of Reversible Destiny by Gins and Arakawa

Episode 4: I do not know One of my sex…; Reading, Rehearsing and Performing the Scene One of the Act Three of The Tempest In the Cave Underneath the Basta Rock in Biarritz at Low Tides