Becoming (2021)

Film in production

Dance film inspired by Hélène Cixous’ writings
Coming to writing and other essays (1991) & The laugh of the Medusa (1976)

Extract from an improvisation developed by Lucie Palazot, directed by Vilma Tihilä and based on the selected quotes :

In fact, I know nothing: I have nothing to write except what I don’t know. I am writing to you with my eyes closed. But I know how to read with my eyes closed. To you, who have eyes with which not to read, I have nothing to reveal (1991, p. 35).

I am for you what you want me to be at the moment you look at me in a way you’ve never seen me before: at every instant (1976, p. 893).

Thus, I am a person who begins a long time before me, with the first molecules, and who continues after me and all around me. (1991, p. 179)


  • Vilma Tihilä

Cinematographer, Lighting design

  • Sonny Baez

1st camera assistant

  • Lluc Mestre


  • Leilah Simone
  • Lucie Palazot