Julien Creuzet was born in 1986 in Blanc Mesnil (France). He lives and works in Montreuil (France). As is often the case in Julien Creuzet’s work, the body is both the subject and support of his thinking, which is inspired by the ideas of Edouard Glissant and memories of his Caribbean origins. In this recent video, Julien questions the breakdown in the transmission of memories as he observes that although the younger generation is open to all kinds of contemporary music, it knows nothing about the rich history of ritual music and traditional African dances. His film invites us to enter a poetic trance in which bodies undulate between rays of light and ethnographic images as if taking part in a quest, a rite of passage to find their identity.
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