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Réparer les lignes

Réparer les lignes


Repairing the Lines surges in Geneva, Switzerland, from my interest in access to knowledge, languages and translation as a political potential. The seed of this project is found in the book self-published by Mexican telegraphers in 1947, which includes telegrams, sheet music, a hymn and a collection of poems.

Like the artists, the telegraphists use their bodies as a performative medium: through the vibrations of the wire, they capture the words and their rhythm to translate and transmit specific messages. Artist Samuel Morse's interest in transmission led to the creation of a code that incorporates the principles of art: the dot and the line.This transformation of language influenced the Dada movement in Zurich, Switzerland.

For this two-channel video, I collaborated with women from China, the United States, Russia, Palestine and Switzerland, highlighting the revolutionary role of women's voices. We held a workshop at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to collectively reconstruct the telegraphers' anthem, each one translating it into her mother tongue, i.e. the six official languages. As a result; a drawing, a choreographic score composed of reflections on origin, direction, reappropriation of space and dialogues, emphasizing listening and convergence. The costumes incorporated the hymn in Morse code.

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