Arctica, Looking for the Invisible

Video triptych
HD | 5.1 or stereo | 10’10 | 2016

© Agathe Simon

Arctica, Looking for the Invisible was filmed in the Arctic in May 2016 during a creative residency aboard the sailing vessel Atka. Arctica follows Agathe Simon in her quest for the Invisible. It has been inspired by an Arctic legend mentioned in Vivre, the posthumous novel of imaginary novelist Gabriela Conti (1974-2010). The Arctica installation is part of the The Conti Project cycle.

The Conti Project is an immersive multimedia cycle in homage to the famous French-Argentine novelist Gabriela Conti (1974-2010) – who does not exist. Since 2013, with the support of various institutional partners, Agathe Simon has been unfolding the Gabriela Conti fiction through solo and collective performances, a documentary directed in Antarctica, a video triptych filmed in the Arctic, an installation of 120 archives and documents, novels and travel stories, film photographs, a radio play on France Culture and two 5.1 sound installations.

Special Thanks: François Bernard & Atka polar sailboat, Visby International Centre for Composers, Sweden