|I ask passers by
to freshen their hands with the water of the fountain. Into the water
hands dip and rise, touching the fluid element. Beyond individual
practices, unaware beliefs, religious, cultural or superstitious
rituals appear, unique each time.
Some white hands play with the water as if it were not a precious element, some others play purification rituals.
Some black hands conserve the rare and precious liquid. There are
ritual prayers, gestures repeated a specific number of times, bright
beliefs or dark fetishisms...
Carried by people from countries spread all over the Planet, many
cultural differences or similarities are revealed through this simple
choreography of hands.
video 16/9, 03:08 min, 2005