They are ten musical automatons dressed like soldiers, with heavy make up, smiling and
wandering with large and curious loudspeakers hanging over their heads.
In their midst, a gracious and fragile diva seems lost and searching. Dressed in a long 1900s robe, a heavy pearl necklace and a medusa like head piece made of 35mm film, she wanders about, her mind lost in her own thoughts. Her mysterious gestures seem to indicate a direction which the automatons accept as theirs. Sometimes chaos erupts, the automatons assail the diva or scatter in all directions.
Not a word is said; simply an extremely surprising and complex score blaring out from each automaton’s loudspeaker: marching band, opera, waltz, animals cries, even disrupted telephone conversations. A fascinating procession during which the identity of the diva remains hidden while the attitudes and postures of the soldiers will leave many in awe.
A bright and poetic event, a momentary and turbulent dream, a very curious story, a revelation which disapears without the obligatory salute in a rave of applaud.”
To listen a sample of the original soundtrack, click below
© Le Cinématophone - Compagnie Oposito / Musique : M. Risse - Décor Sonore
Friday 10 November 2006