Petites Planètes is an ongoing project comprising films, music recordings, cinema performances, immersive installations, and photographic artworks. An independent production company created by French artists Priscilla Telmon and Vincent Moon, Collection Petites Planètes’ aim is to explore the boundaries between cinema, music, and expanded forms of modern rituals. Their vision moves between the realms of documentary creation, ethnographic research, and filmic experimentation.
In exploring the poetry at heart of personal and collective rituals, they have undertaken filming and expeditions to every continent to collaborate with hundreds of communities around the world.
The film was a world premiere, and was available for viewing for only two weeks during the festival
“Tajalli” is a fascinating and sonorous dive into the sacred and mesmerizing world of the sanctuary of the Sufi Saint Garib Nawaz in Ajmer, in the deserts of Rajasthan. The film traces the footsteps of the families of local Qawwals, who sing every day for passing pilgrims and the many spirits of the place. Telmon and Moon’s camera invites viewers into this extraordinary panorama, searching for possible miracles and conjuring new imaginations of faith and belief.
Vincent Moon (France), in conversation with Thomas Simoes, Director of Alliance Francaise, Bhopal and Khayal, co-curator. Moon will discuss his craft, his project Petites Planetes and their film, Tajalli: Shahi Qawwals of Ajmer. Moon will talk about being an artist in the internet era, and reflect on the philosophy behind making his work freely accessible to all. The video of the conversation will be posted here on Nov 7, 18.30. The same will be streamed live on Facebook accounts of Alliance Française in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Priscilla Telmon & Vincent Moon are a collaborating multidisciplinary artist duo working as independent filmmakers and sound-explorers. Together they produce ethnographic experimental films and music recordings, that are based on material collected from their numerous travels.
Moon is a filmmaker for over twenty years, he has been traveling around the globe in search of sounds, from stadium rock music to rare shamanic rituals. Most of his work is under a creative common license, he is very much an artist of the internet era. He is one half of the artistic duo Petites Planètes, with Priscilla Telmon. She dedicated herself to long trips combining history and adventure, paying homage to the wisdom tradition and mystery of the cultures she visited. Her passion for the exploration of ancient cultures led Telmon to direct films and documentaries, to write books and articles and to collaborate with tv channels, radios and museums.