Gilles Coudert's film, narrated by Charles Berling, stages a dialogue between contemporary creation and heritage on the occasion of Traversées, a cultural event organized in Poitiers, with Korean artist Kimsooja as guest of honor.
The story is woven through the notions of links and sharing that can be found in almost all the artworks, installations, performances, choreographies or concerts on display. The artists talk about their works and also shed light on their installation process. The film explores how the heritage of Poitiers and the works themselves come to life as residents and tourists participate in the event, establishing a link between past and present.
As a bonus, the film Kimsooja, To Breathe: Bottari, Biennale de Venise is a testimony of the exhibition of the artist Kimsooja at the Korean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale during the summer of 2013. It presents the manufacturing process, the installation of the installation in the pavilion as well as the finished work, structured around interviews with Kimsooja, curator Seungduk Kim and the various speakers. Testimonials from visitors tell us about their perception of the installation in the Korean Pavilion.