MORSE

Video Installation. Inspired by the myth of Medusa, MORSE is a visual poem that involves mental communication between substance and illusion.

“The Man of Truth has learned that Illusion is the One Reality, and that Substance is the Great Impostor.” H.P. Lovecraft

by Sabrina Montiel-Soto and Fabrice Croizé, CALVACREATION. Installation video immersive, 15min, loop.

Starring: Suzin Akalan
Music: Seni Görmem Imkansiz
Editing: Berkutay Günel

Staff production: Giulia Campaner and Ece Ozmen
Produced by Calvacréation and Sumahan Space, Istanbul, Turkey 2011.

Thanks to Sureyya Arioba and Barış Bilenser.

Before our eyes, a sentence in Morse code flies by. The face of a woman appears. Head upside down, staring at us. Her black hair is swaying just like the snakes of Medusa, who braved and petrified men at a glance. “Poets of all times have viewed Medusa’s face as the incarnation of a woman’s eyes ambivalence, those very eyes who attract and bewitch, seduce and condemn. She diverts the poet from the sacred, and incites to honor physical beauty.” Lulled by the voices and oriental soundtrack specially composed by a female duo from Istanbul, Seni Görmem Imkansiz, MORSE is an invitation to contemplate the divine.

Une phrase en code Morse défile devant nos yeux, un visage de femme apparaît. La tête renversée, elle nous contemple. Ses cheveux noirs se meuvent tels les serpents de Méduse dont le regard brave et pétrifie les hommes. “La figure de Méduse incarne pour les poètes de toutes les époques l’ambivalence du regard féminin, qui attire et ensorcelle, séduit et condamne. Elle détourne le poète du sacré et l’incite à rendre hommage à la beauté charnelle.” Au rythme des voix et de la musique orientale créée spécialement composée par le duo féminin stambouliote Seni Görmem İmkansız, Morse est une invitation à contempler le divin.