Laurent Pernot

02:15, Color, Stereo
One naked man and a kaleidoscope of floating faces capture your attention in this dreamy piece of computer animation. Am I a single man or a being whose circumstances and passions make each time different, a succession of character mixed all together, such as Proust at the end of „the Research of wasted time“*? Am I other-thing that the sum of characters that the others projected on me? The identity is a question which crosses us throughout our whole existence, and many times blurred by the masks that are necessary to wear to fit ourselves in society; We are at the same time a single man and all of the men.
(Bernadette Delamarre, l’existence: la mort, le bonheur, Ellipses, Paris, 1996)