Lumen, 01:41 min, BW, Stereo, Canada, 2019
Sarah Seené is a French visual artist based in Montréal (Quebec, Canada). Working primarily in 35mm, Super 8 and Polaroid film, she focuses attention on the face, the body and the human being to create a dreamlike and poetic world in which intimacy is central.
Lumen (meaning light in Latin) is a sensorial film shot in Super 8 that paints a portrait of an adolescent with albinism. The hypersensitivity that this genetic condition engenders and the lack of pigmentation in her skin and eyes lend her an extraordinary aura.