THE NIGHT LIGHT
Vidéo – 2019
CRT video capture
Duration : 5’30”
Made from images collected in 2017 in Martinique, this video presents the remnants of a wandering journey into a childhood memory. I went to meet familiar landscapes – reminiscences of my childhood – to rediscover spaces and temporalities that seemed frozen by a time already passed but not yet gone.
The story told by Denis Galva is a description of a yawl, a light boat renowned for its annual tour of Martinique. This story can be read as a free interpretation of the famous poem by Charles Baudelaire. It functions as a symbol of the sea, a symbol of an invitation to travel, both poetically and mentally.