Exile Diaries (2022)
This work is a reflection on the place of exile in our lives and our contemporary societies. Whether it is social, moral, cultural, geographical or spiritual, the phenomenon of exile underlies a tension between renunciation, transformation, oppression and emancipation. Exile is the shock of having lost a part of oneself, which can go as far as tearing oneself apart. But this loss also creates a space: the possibility of renewal, of (re)discovery, of self (re)invention. To be in exile is also to tear oneself away from the conventional, to transform oneself, to be transformed. In this work, this tension between the known and the unknown, horror and deliverance, is explored through the play of lighting, distancing and the exploration of the timbres of the instruments.