“Slow Violence” by Joanie Lemercier

Thursday 15 Sept 2022
from 7pm to 11pm
Cours Mably
Free, free entrance

Screening of the film and meeting with Joanie Lemercier in live stream

The screening will be followed by an open discussion between Joanie Lemercier in duplex from Brussels, Madina QUERRE lecturer, anthropologist researcher and president of the BIOTOPE festival in St Emillion, and David CAROLL composer, performer, multi-instrumentalist, initiator of “post-carbon modes of cultural dissemination” through his Slow Fest collective.

At the inaugural evening of the ÉCHO À VENIR Festival

In Slow Violence, Joanie Lemercier reveals one of Europe’s worst ecological atrocities to the public. He transforms hours of drone and field footage into an installation in which he confronts the viewer with glaring scenes of climate injustice unfolding under the benevolent eye of political powers.

This work also highlights the capacity of each citizen to mobilise, the importance of solidarity and the fact that the future is what we make of it. This mining site is now one of the front lines of the global climate crisis. This project is a major turning point in Joanie’s work.

Since his first visit to the site in 2019, he has participated in countless events and regularly supports environmental groups. After years of exploring the artistic possibilities offered by new technologies, Joanie uses his experience to spark debate around sustainable development and propose new imaginaries.

Création : Joanie Lemercier
Video (shooting and editing): Joanie Lemercier
Production : Juliette Bibasse
Music : with the permission of Multiverse Media Publishing and Subtext Recordings, music by Roly Porter, Ellen Arkbro, Cevdet Erek
Mix audio : James Ginzburg
Film of the church in Immerath: Arne Müseler
Images of activists filmed during the actions organised by the association Ende Gelände in June 2019 and September 2020
Text : Juliette Bibasse and Alexander Scholz