Should we never meet again
video installation, DVD from HD
duration 25 minutes
With Mireille Abadi, Manon Querelle, Feyçal Bagriche, Gerard Abela. Written directed and designed by Gregg Smith. Camera and 3D; Yannig Willman, animation: Laurent Pernot.
'In the video work Should We Never Meet Again, the protagonist is a young man walking through Paris, voicing an inner monologue. He has argued and split with his wife and is trying to figure out a friend to stay with for the night. In his mind and aloud, he runs through his entire circle of friends, but does not contact any of them. From time to time a canvas, painted or wallpapered, emerges from behind him. It is carried by a faceless person, as if the assemblage is both a device and a character. The canvas comes forward and engulfs him, expanding into an interior space consisting of its pattern. The canvas likewise transports with the protagonist a series of strangers who have innocently stepped before the canvas beside him. Once engulfed, the strangers appear to have detailed knowledge of the problem of the protagonist.'