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To Breathe

Centre Pompidou-Metz

A film by Gilles Coudert


Available in book with DVD

Available in VOD


Year of production: 2015

Duration: 22 min.

Original Version

French & English subtitles


Film selected at the ARTECINEMA Festival 2016.


As part of the France-Korea year, the Korean artist Kimsooja transfigures the space of the Centre Pompidou-Metz with his exhibition To Breathe. The glass surfaces covered with films diffracting light, the floor transformed into an endless mirror reframe any notion of horizontality or verticality, and the projection of the colored spectrum accompanied by the artist’s breathing, transforms the space into a huge painting three-dimensional monochrome, a sensitive and dreamlike landscape, which visitors can cross. Gilles Coudert‘s film follows the installation of the exhibition until its completion and is nourished by the words of Kimsooja and the director of the Center Pompidou-Metz, Emma Lavigne, as well as the impressions of visitors.


© a.p.r.e.s production / Centre Pompidou-Metz


Contemporary Art, Exhibition, Installation, Prod (eng)

Centre Pompidou-Metz, Emma Lavigne, Gilles Coudert, Kimsooja