Grotta Profunda The Moody Chasm and Approfundita, by Pauline Curnier Jardin
Grotta Profunda The Moody Chasm, the film was realized in 2011 in-and-about caves and more generally about the origins of humanity. The second version of this installation "Grotta Profunda Approfundita" was presented at the 57th Vennezzia Biennale Arte curated by Christine Macel in 2017.
This project will be extended now, with the only part that was missing: the record.
Since a long time I want to edit a record of the sound-track of Grotta Profunda.
The movie is a long chant on itself, a poem given as the voice leading the path of the heroin of the movie, a polyphonic song guiding her through her subconscious and the rest of the cave 'inhabited' by 5 amazing tracks from Dutch and French 90's underground bands (Unit Moebius, JADA, D.A.A.D, Olivier Lapert) and the incredible music of Teiji Ito (musician, film-maker, closest collaborator of Maya Deren).
Synopsis of the film Grotta Profunda:
Bernadette, the Pyrenean visionary, once saw and heard an invisible and religious Something which encourages her to look for the Truth about the origins of Humanity inside a deep cave instead of taking its apparition as a response.
That's when a strange crowd popped up on her way in the grotto and made her path a real ode to the social studies.
Extract of the leading voice - the voice of the virgin :
Come, little visionary, come…
come to me …
You think you are inside me now,
but the tables have turned:
this is not my body,
I am not the entire truth,
I did not create man,
nor did I give birth to him…
I am a white answer, and nothing more.
you have the eye of the world!
Go and meet the great questions,
and be welcomed into the world of uncertainty and imprecision!