À la limite du visible / Borderline Visible

Ant Hampton DE GB BE
  • Fr 09.08.24 17h
  • Th 15.08.24 18h
  • Duration 1h25
  • From age 14
  • Free (subject to availability)
Location and other practical information

Esplanade des Marronniers, Nyon

The book is available on loan and for sale at the ticket office, so you can enjoy the experience on your own.

This event is organised as part of Un été sous les Marronniers, in partnership with the city of Nyon. It is accessible without reservation, subject to availability.

This proposal is part of the Transcending borders route.

This 80-minute immersive experience traces a journey from Lausanne to Izmir. Enhanced by the music of Oren Ambarchi and Perila, it aims to give value and meaning to the all-too-human ruins of ambition, history, and language. This new “live” book format from Time Based Editions presents the audio and visual as two distinct elements, uniquely connected to the present through the physical synchronisation of our hands. Together, we immerse ourselves in the here and now of the page: photographs and prints come to life while a sound track guides and envelops us at the same time. Hampton’s painstaking and at times miraculous process of recomposition gradually reveals a constellation: voices and earthquakes, the Sephardic diaspora, tourism and forced migration, mental health, dementia, the end of the Ottoman Empire, swifts and swallows, T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land, and a glimpse of the hidden atrocities perpetuated at the edges of Europe, now funded at its centre.
“Your understanding of what a book can be will change forever.”
_Lara Pawson

  • ©Ant Hampton

project Ant Hampton based on a project designed with Rita Pauls voice Antoine Defoort editing Ant Hampton translation Marion Schwartz recording studio with the support of Pianofabriek, Brussels music Fever, A Warm Poison by Oren Ambarchi. From the album In The Pendulum’s Embrace (2007) Corridor Between Days by Perila (2022) Quixotism Parts 1 and 2, by Oren Ambarchi. From the album Quixotism (2014) acknowledgements Pieter Ampe, Giorgos Antoniou, Sae Bosco and Samos Volunteers, Yannick Christian, Hani Dunia, Effi & Amir, Tim Etchells, Katy Fallon, Martin Hampton, Britt Hatzius, Leo Kay, LAPS, Camille Louis, Eva Neklyaeva, Beyhan Onur, Anelka Tavares, Prodromos Tsinikoris, Giulia de Vecchi, Anny Y support The Resonance Foundation (Los Angeles), Bimeras (Istanbul/Berlin), Théâtre Vidy – Lausanne research and prototype support Lita House of Production and Kundura Stage (Istanbul), National Theatre of Northern Greece (Thessaloniki)

Winner of the DocLab 2023 prize from IDFA (International Documentary Festival Amsterdam) for creative technologies.