Silent Routes by Gabrielle Le Bayon

Silent Routes by Gabrielle Le Bayon

Combining film essay form and fragmented narrative, ‘Silent Routes’ raises a dialogue between two eras; the Middle Ages where the market system begins and the 21st century where this system prevails. “Silent Routes” shows the interactions between four characters inspired by popular medieval myths who call for possibilities of new forms of life removed from social control. A troubadour sings about free love outside religion, Saint Francis of Assisi calls for the union of classes, Virgin Mary supports emancipation of the female body and the mystic beguine Marguerite Porete – who was feared for her ecstatic, sexual communions with God, and punished for it, initiates an economically autonomous space for thought. These figures raise the possibility for micro-political forms of resistance to the narration of History and a willingness to take part in its writing.

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HD Video / 24:05 min / 2016

Limited Edition of 5 + 2 AP

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