I am Aurore Colbert,
Marie Mons said

Self fiction of a three month shamanic journey in the winter of Iceland
Monography edited by ARP2

Marie Mons spent three winter months in a small village in the eastern fjords of Iceland, where she became Aurore. She embodied her character allowing surprise to play a large part, evoking the winter, its polar nights and the rhythm that it induces through a great shamanic ritual resembling a monodrama. For this mysterious fairytale to become real, the inhabitants of Seyðisfjörður became the actors in this experimental theatre, reflecting her invented or real mental projections.

Marie Mons a passé trois mois d’hiver dans un petit village des fjords de l’est de Islande où elle est devenue Aurore Colbert. Parlant de l’hiver et ses nuits polaires, du rythme qu’il induit au travers d’un grand rituel chamanique, elle incarne son personnage en laissant toujours la part belle à la surprise. À la manière d’un monodrame, les habitants de Seyðisfjörður sont devenus les acteurs de ce théâtre d’expérimentation, traduisant ainsi ses projections mentales, inventées ou réelles.

‘‘I’m thinking about a girl with a lot of fantasy, mystery, and imagination; almost a fairytale figure. I see your past as a blur of reality and fantasy.’’

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