On 20th May 2005, Gianni Motti compared himself to a proton. After going down into the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) circular tunnel, he walked 27 kilometres at the average, unaccelerated pace of 5kph (about 6 hours). In comparison, particles turn around the ring 11.000 times in one second. This experiment is reported via a tracking shot. The artist walks along the world's largest accelerator, empty and dull. The camera follows him at constant distance. He achieves in six hours something that no scientist had considered experimenting. In this very lengthy film, time disappears as if it no longer passed by. The walker flies off like a lost atom in the cycle of the universe. A strange uneasiness takes hold, the very uneasiness indeed that Einstein called relativity.
Le 20 mai 2005, Gianni Motti s'est compare a un proton. Descendu a 100 metres sous terre, dans le tunnel circulaire du LHC (Large Hadron Collider), il a parcouru les 27 kilometres a pied, a la vitesse moyenne non acceleree de 5 km/h (6 heures environ). En comparaison, les particules effectuent 11'000 fois le tour de l'anneau en une seconde. Un travelling relate cette experience. L'artiste chemine dans le plus grand accelerateur du monde desert et monotone. La camera reste dans son dos a distance constante. En six heures il accomplit ce qu'aucun scientifique n'avait pense experimenter. Dans ce long-metrage, le temps s'abolit, comme s'il ne passait plus. Le marcheur s'envole tel un atome perdu dans les cycles de l'univers. Un etrange malaise nous saisit, celui-la meme qu'Einstein appelait relativite.

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