The Incantatory Magic of the Symbolic Gesture 

Video | 03:24 | 2020

Director: Carla Geronimi

Director of Photography: Jean Dakar

In “Le merveilleux et le théâtre du silence”, Marie-Françoise Christout states that “the ideal mime recreates the world through the incantatory magic of the symbolic gesture”. This work depicts a direct interpretation of the concept of imprisonment, in response to the current pandemic situation, through a mime performing in a never ending tunnel. Questioning claustrophobia in a broader sense, from our over-use of technology to the typical image of the mime stuck inside the box, repetition and sound distortion enhance feelings of oppression and uncanniness.

 
 
 

La promenade

Short Film | 4:44 | 2019

Director: Carla Geronimi

La Promenade is a short film recounting different chapters of a woman's life. The video questions notions of femininity, beauty, identity and the relations between bodies and their surroundings. Schemes of colours, movements and symbols evoke the possible emotional conflicts and confusions experienced by women through social pressure such as gender stereotypes or ideals of beauty.