There is no vaster task than cataloguing waves. This compilation of movements of all kinds starts with what are called the so-called “satisfying videos” that proliferate on the internet, designed to offer viewers pleasure and relaxation. By bringing together numerous excerpts in repetitive mode, this combination combines disparate sequences whose common denominator is not a form or a motif but a rhythm, a certain kind of vibration, a wavelength, a hypnotic resonance that causes the images to overflow with sensations and energy.
Crushed into low resolution by their popularity, these scenes are remixed for superfast dissemination. They bear witness to the dislocation, transferral and displacement of images, to their violent acceleration and their tendency towards total abstraction. The reflective surface multiplies the waves of found footage. Aurally, an ASMR phrase is used like a pendulum in order to produce a highly frenetic perpetual motion.
An abstract story without beginning or end, Chronique du Sentiment enacts to the point of exhaustion this desire for an endless wave, the expression of an artificial oceanic feeling combined with the inexorable entropy of our societies of information.