avant la nuit
Avant la nuit, 2013
[Before night falls]
HD, stereo, 2'53''
A prison in the centre of an European capital city t sunset, the time of the day during which things may seem possible. Before night falls prisoners are called out by their identification numbers and their voices are combined in an abstract dimension that gives space for an imaginary new life. Sound, as the only perceptible witness of these lives, crosses a physical border between the inside of a room and the outside, between what is near and what is inaccessible.
Avant la nuit portrays a routine, that we discover as the prison’s mechanical practice.