DOCUMENTARY . MEMORIES . FIRES
10+ years old
Duration: 60-90 min
‘In the middle of the night, at the end of a wharf in the Port du Rhin industrial zone, something was burning. Throughout the country, malfunctions were reported, but no one saw the data centre and its nebulous data disappear into the flames.
On the site, you have to observe, survey and decode the signs: listen to a landscape which, little by little, begins to tell a completely different story. Does memory smell when it burns? What do its ashes look like? The fire brings back other nights, other disappearances, other fires. Along the harbour docks, at the edge of the river and the alluvial forest, the mapping of a changing territory is taking shape – a cloud of voices, memories, images.”
Port Data is part of the In the field project, created for Esch2022, European Capital of Culture.