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Laurent Mareschal

Ligne Verte 04:00, Color, Stereo, FR, 2005

At first sight you see a wall-painting and hear sounds of building engines far away but still present. This fresco represents a kind of Mediterranean landscape. Then you slowly discover the painting and its principal characters: the cactus, the Cyprus tree and the olive tree. At the end, the camera stays still. You didn’t really pay attention, but some small stones fell on the ground at a moment; now you’ll discover that a branch of the olive tree was guilty. It grew up inside the wall. And now it’s the whole painting that turn to life. The rebels destroy the ‘security fence’ and a whole of it fell apart on the ground. You should be optimistic if the last travelling wouldn’t ruin this hope…