The light goes on, the door opens and all of a sudden, we witness the shipwreck of an abandoned vessel. We hear the ocean roaring and the wood creaking. Lights and shadows, the turbulence of a tempest. This hand-cranked piece, its materials, the mechanical sounds and its unpredictable movements transport us to the scene of a literal drowning, in the tempestuous waters of the open sea, but also to a metaphorical one, that of the spirit. The breakdown, abandonment, solitude. The darkest hours, the neverending tunnels where the lonely soul lingers after losing true love.
Turn on the light, open the doors at the front and start cranking the handle… Witness the scene of a shipwreck, on this recently abandoned vessel. The sounds that mimic the roar of the sea and the creaking timbers are mechanical.