© laurent odelain 2015

video 1h 24min

Rock is a showdown.

A tool meets a material to which it is not intended and in contact with which it has become vulnerable.

The tool, an old short-handled axe, is used to try to carve - crack, mark, sculpt, destroy - the object-material, a white limestone rock emerging from the soil in a forest plot just been fully deforested.

The active body is bent and exhausted, determined in its peril between two forms clashing.
This long-acting touches withal by its passage the rock that remain inert, slightly affected.

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