Work and Play: Court n°4

Bertille Bak, Court n.4 (2014)  ©Bertille Bak and Xippas

To contrast “La Brigada”, “Court n°4” offers us a break and creates an interlude, a moment of pause. In Bertille Bak’s work, the short films, started in 2007, are portraits featuring inhabitants of an old mining town. They communicates a ritual of escape, a hobby invented to highjack the systematic rhythm of daily life or work. Here, on the day of rest, a circus troop transports us into a curious fable where animals socialize with men. The carnivalesque and slightly surrealistic character of the video echoes the previous film, shaping contours of a metaphoric and symbolically charged space.