Transmettre is an experimental, non-narrative work exploring connection, transmission, and quantum entanglement. The piece attempts, by the force of its atmospheres, to make viewers see with new eyes the year that sculpted the “Before times” from the ether.

The piece includes this declaration: We must begin to hold competing ideas as distinct, yet inextricably interconnected. We must make space for complexity, nuance, and data points. We must find strength in our flexibility. Recognize that our binaries both do not define us and-both/and are essential. We must become more comfortable with our discomfort and increasingly attuned to its arrival.

Like water, we are now challenged to become persistent, erosive, and devastating; AND yielding, restorative, and life-giving. Our storytelling must operate with this same multiplicity and multidimensionality. It must move atomically. We must tell stories that can penetrate bone and be absorbed directly into the marrow. Our approach must operate via a matrix of understanding and unlearning: a topography, a geography, and an oral history. Works must be taken in like pulling down the washing when it starts to rain. We must hold them under our own skin, at arm’s length, and like someone we hate who’s come to us in tears. The work must become an unsolvable enigma and we must share every answer.

  • Michèle Saint-Michel
    Abyss Welcomes Us, PTSD Suite, Lost Sock Collection, School of Life, Don't Tell Me I'm Beautiful
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Runtime:
    20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 16, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English, French
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  • Student Project:
  • Dérapage
    May 14, 2021
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Lumifest
    August 20, 2021
Director Biography - Michèle Saint-Michel

Michèle Saint-Michel is an artist, experimental filmmaker, and author. Designed to promote healing, her works encourage healthy coping and recovery from difficult experiences. Saint-Michel’s work is deeply rooted in experiential time and cultural constructions of the feminine.

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