Miroir Séb Fragile ! is a music-film made in memory of cinematographer Sébastien Koeppel who passed away in 2013. The film was shot in a two-day recording session that was an experimentation in improvisation — in music and in image making. It was filmed on Koeppel’s various 16mm film stocks, some of which were expired. The music was played live by The Ramirez Brothers. The recordings were added a layer of interpretation and manipulation by Laszlo Umbreit. The filming was made by Artur Castro Freire and Boris Belay and hand processed and manipulated by Artur Castro Freire and Eitan Efrat in LaboBXL.
The work is an invitation to gather around the event of film projection and music. In between absence and presence, text comes into view, creating a direct passage for the light.
The soundtrack of Miroir Séb Fragile ! is available on vinyl titled Seemingly Still, released in 2021 by AudioMER, argos and Messidor.