Title : The Long Standing Memories
Artist : Javier Omar Sanchez Osorio (Mexico)
Location : War Memorial on the Rihour Square
City / Country : Lille, France
Production background : Production within the framework of the Video Mapping Contest 2014
Production : Rencontres Audiovisuelles
Production year : 2014
Screening date : 20 September 2014
Type : Monument video mapping / Outdoor / Frontal / Linear / Ephemeral

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”.

The Long Standing Memories
The Long Standing Memories depicts the power of symbols and the will of human beings when exposed to them. The audiovisual piece explores the possible meaning of symbols as seen through the minds of individuals.
The city of Lille’s War Memorial serves in this instance as a carrier of multi-faceted meanings: a vessel for horror, sadness, courage, and hope. The piece reveals the intricate relationship of these elements through a narrative which connects the past to the present, and the horrible to the sublime.

PANEL
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).

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