Herman Seidl circles Paris in the dark and in the light, in the footsteps of Le Prince Noir, who still holds the record orbiting the periphery of Paris.
The film "Le Prince Noir" is a homage to the subversive act of the French motorcyclist "Pascal", who in September 1989 circumnavigated the 38-kilometer-long periphery of Paris in 11 minutes and 4 seconds and was never caught by the Paris police despite extensive searches.
In the dark, the invisible, the glistening light, first invisible, then perceptible and visible, the video (11 min 04 sec) is presented as a space-filling installation with music composed by Sebastian Frisch / Pangani. Twelve small black & white photographs from the “Periphe” in Paris complete the whole installation.
The photographs, which in contrast to the video are deprived of their sharpness convey the feeling of no man's land, the border situation and the associated dehumanization of these places, which can be found in many large cities of our world.