People are singing behind prison walls. Outside, a small crowd has gathered, because the often wistful songs are coming from loud speakers. The audience can’t see the singers, but we can watch the faces of the listeners. Their expressions mirror the emotions on both sides of the wall. The visual and the acoustic levels create an extraordinary bond. A moving concert – with applause.
About the artist
Babysitter, barman, clothes and handicrafts salesman, videotape programme clerk, assistant director, editor, mime, auction sales assistant, journalist, dance filmmaker, artist… Born in France in 1974, Jean-Gabriel Périot directed several short movies, both in video and cinema. He developed his own editing style using archive material. Between documentary, animation, and experimental, most of his work deals with violence and history. His most recent works, including “Dies Irae,” “Even if she had been a criminal…,” and “Nijuman no borei” have been shown worldwide at numerous festivals and were awarded many prizes.