Invited to take part in a residency program by the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal in 2000, Pauline Vaillancourt, inspired by a true event, created this metaphorical Electr’opera about duality and the passage of time. L’Enfant des glaces (The Ice Child), a mommy, the victim of an Incan sacrifice ritual, was discovered at the summit of the Andes Mountains at the end of the 20th century.
“Through the clouds being chased away by the wind, I saw many moons passing by very rapidly. I thought that the Earth had left its orbit and that it had become like a boat without sails, travelling to, or away, from the stars that were getting bigger or smaller.”
— Gérard de Nerval
“Yesterday has left, tomorrow does not yet exist,
Today is advancing without rest:
I am one, who was, who will be, who is, very tired.”
— Francisco de Quevedo
2007 — Finalist for the Prix Opus du Conseil québécois de la musique: DVD/Video of the Year for L’Enfant des glaces.
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