At the art center Le Grand Café de Saint-Nazaire (FR), Edith Dekyndt took an interest in the history of the site, a former café which served as a point of departure and arrival for transatlantic ocean liners, which has become a center for contemporary art.
At the beginning of the 20th century, people danced in the ballrooms of the steamers, just as they did at the Grand Café.
This past resonates through the light of a projector which traces the movements of a couple dancing a Slow Fox-Trot: Easy Come, Easy Go (Al Bowlly Lew Stone Monsignor Band – 1934).
This ghostly presence is replicated under the South Hall of the seaport of St Nazaire, a place facing the horizon, battered by winds and spray and offering a panoramic view of the departure of the ocean liners.
Light projection, sound, 2020
Medium : site specific installation
Dimensions : variable
Curator : Guillaume Désanges