Duration : 08.52 minutes
Second Souffle (2022) is an audiovisual installation composed by Anibal Vidal, performed and written by Lucie Cure and directed by Laurene Pilastre. It explores the body as a territory of expressions and emotions from
a collective and individual perspective, as it transitions through different stages in life.
Second Souffle (2022) is imagined as a multimedia installation, a sensory experience. The film is to be projected on a series of veils to create an atmospheric experience. Relating
to breath and wind the light veils undulate in the air, giving life to the projection. The film becomes a spatialized piece through the overlaying of veils. Going in-between the veils, the visitor is invited to explore the installation through a multiplicity of perspective. The physiology of their body, their hearing and sight are mobilized.
Musically, Second Souffle (2022) is divided in 2 sections and one coda. In the first section, the electronics gradually incorporate notes and descend in register to the very low bottom notes of a piano, creating a constant cluster of notes which assimilates air or blowing wind. In the second section, this air effect now is done with voice sounds, repeating same process of first section, but this time voices accumulate on top of each other until they create a white noise effect by the end of the section. The coda is left for solo voice as a journey from creating air effects and transforming that materiality into organic sound as the human voice.
The visual part of the piece draws on elemental images, the momentum, the feeling and the unveiling aspect of the poem. The human figure is suggested, never explicit it is implied by the ripples of a moving envelope, suggesting a human form in its absence, through waves of movements. Playing on the articulation of the opposing concepts of visible/invisible, absence/presence, light/dark, the penumbra is used as a photographic developer, showing the imperceptible vibration and resonance of the sound piece.
Composer Anibal Vidal
Performer Lucie Cure