Last June, Rencontres Audiovisuelles sent over to French and international students and professionals in audiovisual, animation film, digital arts, graphic design etc., a call for a video mapping contest, organised within the European Heritage days 2014.
Each work has been designed for the War Memorial located on the Rihour Square according to the theme “Great War, 1914-1918”.
Le devoir de mémoire
This work tends to make people conscious of the heroic actions of the soldiers and civilians during the First World War.
The introduction invites the audience to contemplation, thanks to a heavy atmosphere made of animated pictures.
Then doves, battlefields covered in poppies, trenches covered in helmets appear, as a symbol of the end of the war. There is a tribute to prisoners, relief troops and to peace. A page turns and the monument comes to life. Two statues of soldiers open a door on the universe. Lightness appears, a brighter future is to come. Hands join and write love, to remind that the peace among all people must be preserved.
After depicting the atrocity of the war, it seemed important to insist on the peace, as a value that still needs to be highlighted nowadays.
Ludovic Burczykowski – Associate Artist, Les Rencontres Audiovisuelles
Julien Dubois – Assistant Mayor for Heritage, City of Lille
Alain Grisval – Development Manager, Citeos
Raoul Servais – Animation Director
Romain Tardy, AntiVJ – Media artist
Organised by Rencontres Audiovisuelles, within the European Heritage days 2014.
With the support of the City of Lille and Citeos.
With support from the Regional Council Nord-Pas de Calais (Drestic) and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).