Le vertige

Olivia Rosenthal and Chloé Moglia explain, one with words, the other in silence, how vertigo is part of their lives. They play out a biographical episode with Hitchcock’s film Vertigo as a backdrop. This is a reminder that film can feel very real, which explains why we can easily empathise with the character of Kim Novak.

Trapeze artist Chloé Moglia and writer Olivia Rosenthal team up to examine the notion and reality of vertigo, based on the famous film. On the ground, the author relates the fragility of beings. Above her, suspended from a strange structure, the artist gives her own response. Real life and fiction come together. The seriousness of the words – danger, falling, suicide – is alleviated as the gaze is raised.