Pelléas et Mélisande

Video work, 2015
Duration: 118 mins

Video commission for the Opera de Lyon production of Claude Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande (8-22 June, 2015)

Mise en scène: Christophe Honoré
Musical direction: Kazushi Ono
Video: Michael Salerno

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"Christophe Honoré had seen my work and invited me to create a video for his production of Pelléas et Mélisande at the Opera de Lyon. I had never worked on anything even close to the scale of this production before and the whole experience was a thrill. Christophe really shielded me from everything else going on and let me exist in my own little bubble to make what I wanted. The video was projected on a massive screen behind the performers on stage. As someone who always works alone, it was nice to feel like I was part of something. I hope to feel that again one day. The footage we shot with the young performer that was playing Yniold is the inspiration for this huge, ongoing script I’ve been writing for years."