Observations of human behaviour

Crash Park - La vie d'une Île

Philippe Quesne

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Desert islands are places of infinite possibilities. In a refined way the French director Philippe Quesne takes his audience along in an aeroplane and crashes it on a desert island. Quesne is known for his visual and slightly absurdistic performances in which he minutely studies humans and their peculiar behaviour. In this wordless performance he investigates people’s utopian thinking, taking inspiration from numerous myths and stories, from Homer’s Odyssey and Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe to classic and modern epic films. Do we sit and watch while the catastrophe unfolds? Is it too late? Or will we be inspired to imagine a better world?

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