Between Nothingness and Infinity, I Began to Weep

    Entre le Néant et l’Infini, je me mis à pleurer

    • Maxime Jean-Baptiste
    • French Guiana, Belgium, France
    • 2022
    • 80 min
    • Performance
    • International Premiere
    • IDFA on Stage

    Between Nothingness and Inifinity, I Began to Weep is a multimedia performance by filmmaker Maxime Jean-Baptiste, made in partnership with artist Sandra Muteteri Heremans, actor Rose Martine, and choir conductor Sophye Soliveau. The piece centers on Jean-Baptiste’s cousin Lucas, who was brutally murdered ten years ago at the age of 18, while at a birthday party in Cayenne, French Guiana.

    The performance begins with readings in the dark. A blend of artful video images, footage of a memorial procession and interviews then create a picture of the murdered young man. We hear from his close relations, and particulary his best friend Yannick.

    The film footage comes from Jean-Baptiste’s latest film project in progress and is combined with text, music, song, dance and light art. As well as reflecting on Jean-Baptiste’s cousin, the murder and the emotions surrounding the tragedy, the performance also considers the role of the filmmaker and his purpose in making this film.


    • 80 min
    • color
    • Spoken languages: French
    • Subtitles in: English
    Maxime Jean-Baptiste
    Olivier Marboeuf for Spectre productions
    Key collaborator
    Sandra Muteteri Heremans, Sophye Soliveau, Rose Martine
    Maxime Jean-Baptiste, Arthur Lauters

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    International Premiere
    IDFA on Stage

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