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FRANCE, 2014, 00:08:47

Production : JEAN-DIT-PANNEL Lydie, LAC
Genre : Filmed action, Video art
Keyword : Body, Body art

Summary :
Everything started with an accident.

It has been 10 years in 2014 Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel met the trajectory of the Monarch Butterfly. A butterfly of less than one gram able to cross almost 2485,48 mi in order to reproduce and ensure the survival of its species. A Pan-American trip. A mass moving over borders. A Canada/Mexico round-trip each year. Hundreds of millions of specimens being at the same time on a few hectares of forest. Mountain landscapes that come alive for a few months and rustle of an orange blanket. Popular legends accompanying a biological curiosity. Three generations to complete the return trip. A phenomenon under study for forty years. The fascination for the habits and the complex migration of this small animal placed the traveler moth in the heart of a work of thought, research and plastics achievements. Through the tattoo, the video, the photography, the action and the installation, Lydie Jean-Dit-Pannel developed during the past 10 years a large corpus of images. During each of her trips, either she moves for professional, or family, love or secret reasons, she gets inscribed under her skin the image of a female Monarch Butterfly scale 1. Over time, the body, then, as Mexican landscapes, adorns itself with the murmur of the only migratory butterfly of our planet. She wears so far 41 pairs of orange wings collected at the corners of the world. The first has been created in the city of Quebec, the latest ones were inked in Kiev and Hiroshima.

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Original language : french
Original format : video
Aspect ratio : 16/9
Chroma : Couleur
Available version(s) : Version originale française et version originale française sous-titrée anglais

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