In this videographical proposition De Bemels continues his exploration of the physical and the visual limitations of movement, dance and the human body. Central focus is on a static composite torso; it seems to blend in with the rhythmically invigorating limbs of dancer Ugo Dehaes, eyes closed, his head twisting like that of a puppet. Il s’agit offers an illusory and complex metaphor, relating the human body to machine-like patterns and shapes. In a cybernetic ’ballet mécanique’ of fluttering, wriggling arm gestures, the organism seems to develop and multiply itself, and then reassemble for a short but peaceful moment.

"Somehow, something is being told. There is at least one character involved, but there could be more. All there is to see is there to be seen. This is about." (Antonin De Bemels)

  • Format miniDV(miniDV)
  • Color system PAL
  • Color col.
  • Year 2003
  • Duration 00:04:52
  • Artists