shot & edited by Cedrick Eymenier
original music by France Jobin (aka i8u)
SD video 4:3
2 versions: 9min (2009) + 35min (2010)
EVENT HORIZON is an experimental audio/visual work by France Jobin (audio) and Cédrick Eymenier (visual) developed in the summer of 2009. A specific audio version has been developed for Akousma 8 for which France Jobin was awarded the Prix Opus in the category Concert of the Year (2011). The title of the piece was drawn from the physics term "event horizon" which is a bizarre boundary in space time which gives a black hole it’s name. It is the proximity point in which no matter or radiation (ex.light) can escape and thereby affect an outside observer. It is the black holes effects on its surroundings and the light that doesn’t pass the event horizon that gives physicists their awareness that the black hole exists.
EVENT HORIZON explores the solitary observations of events transmitted via minimal stimuli and the understanding of the existence of incomprehensibly massive amounts of activity that cannot affect the outside observer other than the knowledge that it exists and it is obscured. The soundscapes exemplify this dimension.
text by France Jobin
"It's only months after shooting that I realised I just did a film about waiting for fireworks from an extinct volcano."