Act 1.ΙΚΑΡΟΣ / Daedalus
The Winds, the Fall, the drowning
Did Daedalus plan everything ?
Sound by Emmanuel Clédic
Act 2. ΙΚΑΡΟΣ / Ἄνεμοι - The Winds
Before the Fall, Icarus traveled through the Winds....4 parts for 4 winds for 4 sound composers.
Compass rose are often divided by a multiple of the number 4.
The first flight attempts which illustrates men with always that same obsession in mind... " it is possible to fly as a bird ".
The 4 sound composers: Susanne Hafenscher, Tania Giannouli, Barbara de Dominicis & Leonardo Rosado.
Act 3. ΙΚΑΡΟΣ / The Fall
The Fall of Icarus seen through an encyclopaedic eye of falls by planes, balloons, parachutes...
including imagery of Pieter Bruegel The Fall of the Rebel Angels,
some Birds I recorded and some old "falling footages".
I made the sound and a Melancholy Maaret read the poem Landscape with the Fall of Icarus by William Carlos Williams.
The Fall of Icarus received a special mention prize at FIVA Festival in Buenos Aires in 2012.
Act 4. ΙΚΑΡΟΣ / The Drowning
The last part as an analepsis.
After the Fall, Icarus drowned blind.
Music by Sandra Chechik

Born in 1967. Lives in Brittany. Graduated in mathematics, painter, video artist and sound collagist. Roland Quelven collaborates with various artists, is involved in several collaborative projects, and his works are screened in many international videoart festivals. In 2009 he created the multimedia project «Napolecitta or the fractals virtues of Detail»: digital and sound collages, flash animations in a website devoted to a description of an ancient imaginary city named Napolecitta (fusing Napoli and Cinecitta). Since 2010 the ancient city has become an encyclopedic and imaginary world also named Napolecitta. Most of the videoworks are numbered, gathered as a register, an imaginary official record, a combination of numbers, maps, writings, paintings, masterpieces of Art history, video footage, video materials recorded digitally assembled as palimpsests. All this seen through the prism of the Detail. The reality concentrates as the fragment stands out… seeing through the prism of the Detail, whether iconic or pictorial, produces always the same effect: an « invitation to travel inside ».