Samuel Lecocq

La Communauté des Larmes - Film - 15min - 2021

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 23


They meet to sell land that they have never shared.

A carefully weighted approach: too close, and it will be intrusive; too distant, indifferent. Sustained, concentrated attention, dedicated to the other, is hidden, camouflaged or, conversely, exhibited and deployed. Will there be that élan? Will the action miss its target? What rules will they follow if not those of tact? Rhythm and measure? Old-fashioned when faced with spontaneous movement.

They are half-brothers and have become strangers to each other.

Hence the clumsiness, the mistakes, all the vain things. The failed attempt that betrays the intention, the over-strong squeeze that hurts the shoulder, the arm or the hand, as if to say “I wish I could tell you.” The gaze that delays and confesses “I don’t know how.” Nothing can be done. Without limits, without warning, a secretion of pain.

One of them weeps tears from elsewhere.

Samuel Lecocq

Samuel Lecocq was born in 1992, He lives and works in Paris. A holder of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in visual arts from HEAD – Geneva, he continued his training at Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains. Lecocq uses video and photography to conjure up tipping points, the lines that delimit fiction and reality, but also the ones that preceded the moment of a disaster or a personal or societal collapse. Fleeting instants that are deployed at the heart of narratives structured by language and gesture.


Le Fresnoy - Studio national des arts contemporains, Tourcoing