Zhenqian Huang

La terre qui tombe - Film - 2014

présenté dans le cadre de l'exposition Panorama 16


Synopsis On a slag heap where human time has come to a standstill, only the rhythm of nature still makes a mark. Could this be a mountain that has fallen from the heavens? Idea The film Falling land, topologie du visage minier is a journey between the real and the virtual made through cross sections of the earth, strata of coal, with a sound landscape evoking the world of mining. With digital technology, art once began becomes an ontological experiment, a way of exploring the earth. Here, the director rewrites and interprets the topographical landscape and scientific geology in the mining zone of Loos-en-Gohelle, France. The idea is to rebuild the old underground galleries and transcribe the relief of the slag heaps and the mine on a human scale. The project grasps the past and the present within a topographical dimension and a depth that is at once scientific and poetic. This virtual journey prompts mental attentiveness, the questioning of being, and an exploration of man and history through the digital experience.

Zhenqian Huang


Eric Prigent, Benoît Crépin, Fabien Graveleau, Thierry Oudoire, Maxime Durot, Carl Houchon, Daniel Dobbels, Pascale Pronnier, Vincent Kalb, Thomas Mcintosh, Her-Pi Chen, Virgine Debrabant, Léonore Mercier, Chantal Alvarez, Elie Mirdain, Nour-Eddine Mallem, Guy Lepers, Vincent Maquaire, Madeleine Van Doren, Carl-michael Hoin, Bigo Troun, Jungwong Kang, Gérard Cocqueel, Valerie Delhaye