a film by Xavier Chassaing
A trip through an electric desert, Dry Lights by Xavier Chassaing unfolds in an imagined environment of cacti and canyons, moving from hidden caves to lonely cliffs along pulsating rivers of light.
MThis experimental film lies somewhere between a site-specific installation and a performance, where choreographed lights meet organic landscapes. Like an imaginary city flickering in the dark, the lights beacon fragments of vague memories - faded moments, experiences, and topographies. A world in an erratic state of flux that seems to evade any grasp of clear control plays host to constantly alternating physical and mental landscapes. Moving without a destination in the dead hours of night, mesmerising, intermittent apparitions illuminate their surroundings, allowing personal narratives to breed.
Rising to the technical challenge of creating the foundation for this full 3D film almost entirely on his own, Chassaing partnered with composer Thomas VaquiŽ to set the stage for a singular universe to emerge.
Editing, Lighting, Clarisse rendering, Compositing, Environment TD designer, SFX: Xavier Chassaing
Music, Sound design: Thomas VaquiŽ
Producers: Nicolas Boritch, Xavier Chassaing.
Executive producers: Antivj, Mathematic.tv, Xavier Chassaing, Guillaume Marien, Proyecta.
Dor Shamir: Artistic Director
Xavier Leconte: Houdini Artist, Compositing
Thomas Van Maele: Houdini Artist
Ilana Shamoon: Artistic adviser