Should we never meet again
De Gregg John Smith installation 2005
In this film we watch a man crossing the city, with a lot on his mind. He has had a bust-up at home and should better find another place to sleep for the night. The question is where. He chases around the city in search of solutions to his life’s problems. But the more he chases the more frustrated he becomes. He would like to blame everyone and everything for this uncomfortable and narrow life where all good opportunities seem to have been squandered.
There exists however another dimension to his life, which seeks to draw him in at the slightest chance. In his brief moments of rest or repose he is vulnerable to this dimension. If he waits just long enough, the transport is possible: He is swept in an instant to an interior where the noise and troubles of the city cannot reach him. There to pass a few quiet moments with innocent strangers who happened to be passing by in the street. In this dimension there are no boundaries or formalities, and there is no one to blame, they are simply available to each other for a brief time. Then they are returned to the streets and are alone again, they part as if never having noticed each other. The chase resumes.
The film is shot in the busy neighbourhoods of Barbes, Chateau Rouge and Gouttes D’or, in Paris and against the blue screen in Le Fresnoy.
Featuring: Mireille Abadi, Gerard Abela, Vincent Duviau and Manon Querel
Mireille Abadi, Gerard Abela, Vincent Duviau, Manon Querel
Oeuvre de Gregg John Smith produite par Le Fresnoy :