Respire

Breathe is an experimental short film poem exploring the face as a canvas, and the canvas as a metaphor for life. The poem:

Les rencontres; Le pinceau qui caresse son tableau vierge. Aventures à teintes variées, une oeuvre unique se dessine. Portrait doucement inondé sous la peinture épaisse, Les traits métamorphosés envahissent son esprit.

Translation:

Encounters; The brush stroking her virgin canvas. Adventures of various hues, a unique work of art emerges. Portrait gently inundated under thick paint, The metamorphosed features invade her mind.

Explanation:

A woman’s life is compared to the birth and creation of a work of art. The woman’s face, here a canvas, is a metaphor for her life. Each experience she has (each brushstroke) has an effect on her life (the canvas). Just like each experience is different, each brushstroke is different. These variations result in a different experience for everyone, hence a different painting for each woman. As the thick paint masks the woman’s features, she is no longer recognizable in the same way a woman’s experiences morph her beyond recognition.