This sound piece is created with sounds recorded on the roads of Belgium, the Alps and Lapland.
« Walking is the best way to go slower », says the philosopher Frédéric Gros. We need to find slowness again, to anchor our feet into the ground, to feel its texture, to listen with our toes. At least this is the invitation launched by this sound piece, a geopoetic immersion, an invitation of the paths.
Anne Versailles is a Belgian artist, polymorphic, based in Brussels. She lives on the edge of the Forêt de Soignes which is her creative studio. She is a walker, a geopoeteer, a director and a sound designer. She works on the border between text, image and sound. By training, she is a biologist and has done her PhD on the selection of the lapwing’s nesting habitat (it’s a bird). In 2010, she crossed the Alps, from the Adriatic to the Mediterranean, in three months of autonomous walking (www.vialpe.be). Since then, her poetic work explores, between documentary and poetry, the slowness and the crossing of territories and landscapes.