autoportrait con fuoco

A submerged face, latent, despite the tension between air escaping out the nostrils and water gradually seeping in.

Like two conflicting elements in a single body — a struggle experienced internally, in weightless time.

Then eyes that finally open, renewing hope of seeing the head emerge from water. Getting some air. Something like a dream of waking up, maybe. Features are then obliterated in the waves, the better to dissolve one’s being.

video, performance and music
Martin Messier

filmed by
Véronique Béland

⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯  MACHINE MOVEMENT MUSIC LIGHT  ⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯⎯