La Têt

La Têt

A collaboration between Frans Van Lent and Martine Viale

Text by Frans Van Lent

We stand motionless facing each other on both sides of the river, at the boundary of the water. Our spread arms confirm the direction from which the water comes and to which side it flows. After a while we step into the river and move downstream with the water. The pebbles on the bottom make our balance shaky and uncertain. We spread our arms again, but now to keep ourselves balanced. After a few meters, our paths cross and we climb onto the bank on the other side. We turn toward each other and stand motionless and in silence for some time, armes alongside.

At La Têt river in Perpignan, June 18, 2022

The action was live streamed on the Out of Site Chicago platform during Flow embody in site

documentation Max Wyse