From/with Nathalie Derome and Gaétan Nadeau. Montreal, September 2005. Cam: Micheline Girette, Laure Ottman.

Zap! Le réel, fantaisie psychanalytique


What would happen if a comic book superhero infiltrated your daily life and took hold of your most secret fantasies? This is what happens to Nathalie and Gaetan, two underground artists, obsessed with existential questions. Nat Mosphere and Super Gland, two comic book characters, rise from the depths of their unconscious. These two superheroes, both sexed and cerebral, tackle contemporary art and philosophical questions with amateurish flair. They become a sort of cruel mirror-video of their own paradoxes, in a game of mirrors where oscillating realities and suspended visions collide.

Original idea and text: Nathalie Derome and Gaétan Nadeau / Assistant director: Colette Drouin / Costumes: Yves Champagne / Props: Gigi Perron / Lighting: David Perreault Ninacs / Video: Laure Ottmann / Illustration and graphics: Benoît Bourdeau